Portable Interactive Display

The Portable Interactive Display doesn’t have a catchy name but the student concept does provide a solution to architects and others involved in building design. The concept provides a way for professionals to take all their (digital) building plans and discuss them anywhere.

The suitcase form factor which contains all the components to create an interactive touch surface on any sufficiently large and bright table. A ultra short throw projector provides a 60″ projection on virtually any bright surface, combined with a vision based tracking system this allows touch inputs to be detected on the same surface.

The software provided on the interactive display is programmed to take images and CAD drawings (and also 3D objects eventually) and displays this on the surface. The content can be freely manipulated with natural gestures and allows annotation (drawing, notes) as well.

Sounds almost like a very specific application of Microsoft’s Surface table but in a portable package.

Designer: Hiep Truong

Portable Large Interactive Display Concept from Hiep Truong on Vimeo.

Portable Interactive Display by Hiep Truong

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15 Comments

  • Toine de Boer says:

    Nice concept, ideal for give a demo or presentation

    On what framework does the application need to
    be build to work on this device?

    • Hiep Truong says:

      There is no specific framework for this device as it act as a sensor and output for a computer system. Which means that you could use it on any platform (residing on a computer system) as long as you have software which can interpret the input signals and outputs the results on the display

      For this prototype the application is developed in flash.
      Tbeta (opensource software) is used to capture and analyze the inputs and flash is used to output the visible interface.

  • mike says:

    very interesting, are you planning to make this solution non portable, maybe being installed in the meting room ceiling?

    • Hiep Truong says:

      Hi Mike,
      I performed this project for a company. After my graduation, our ways separated.
      However, a non-portable solution is quite simple to make and even more robust. Seeing the capabilities of the xbox kinect peripheral gave me some newer ideas but I have not really gave more thought on it than that.

  • mike says:

    very interesting, are you planning to make this solution non portable, maybe being installed in the meting room ceiling?

    • Hiep Truong says:

      Hi Mike,
      I performed this project for a company. After my graduation, our ways separated.
      However, a non-portable solution is quite simple to make and even more robust. Seeing the capabilities of the xbox kinect peripheral gave me some newer ideas but I have not really gave more thought on it than that.

  • Brian D says:

    Nice display. Are they available for purchase? If so, where can I find one… And what is the price? Thanks

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