All very good....
...but can I get Angry Birds on it?
Behold the largest touchscreen the world has ever seen, probably. Here's a video of it in action. To create the "Reality Touch Theatre", engineers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands combined 16 infrared lights and six cameras, along with the 3mm thick, 10 x 2.8m curved acrylic screen, which is the key …
The big college classes where students(N=700), it was too large to effectively aim a piece of chalk, and sometimes the inattentive students outnumbered the available pieces of chalk 50:1
A professor of mine solved said problem by showing (on a roughly 2~3 meter screen) a close-up of an injection needle being injected in a human eye. Maybe it was just imagination, but I saw Real Fear in that eye.
As sound effect behind it, the screaming brakes of a cargo train making a full emergency stop. You think 'nails on chalkboard' is bad?
Suffice, it was quite efficient in getting our attention...
Really, all you need is a .gif, an mp3 and a few lines of code to tie it together as an app. Call it iScream and you can sell it in the app store for $1,99
"The screen was developed, the boffins say, to aid research into geographic information systems,"
...yeah, because the same old computer displays just aren't working, any more, for GIS development. :cough:
Pardon me, I am almost jealous, except for how it looks like such extreme overkill. These days, I can only imagine it devolving into a new form of advertising technology.
I'm skeptical about it, to say the least.
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