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Surface computing is the term for the use of a specialized computer GUI in which traditional GUI elements are replaced by intuitive, everyday objects. Instead of a keyboard and mouse, the user interacts directly with a touchsensitive screen.
to manipulate digital content by the use of gesture recognition. Microsoft had 120 partners in 11 countries that are developing applications for Surface's interface . Microsoft Surface (codename Milan) is a multitouch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user. 2007 . This could involve the motion of hands or physical objects It was announced on May 29. or multiple users.
Microsoft Surface is a surface computing platform that responds to natural hand gestures and real world objects. a 30-inch reflective surface with a projector underneath the surface which projects an image onto its underside. object/finger orientation recognition and tracking. . and is multitouch and is multi-user. It has a 360-degree user interface. The surface is capable of object recognition.
Users can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paintbrushes across the screen Surface has been optimized to respond to 52 touches at a time.65.000 .000 = Rs 5. whereas a developer Microsoft Surface unit costs $15. A commercial Microsoft Surface unit is $12.500 (unit only).
2007 at The Wall Street Journal's 'D: All Things Digital' conference in Carlsbad. The technology behind Surface is called multi-touch and has at least a 25-year history. in a group review. to bring the idea to the next stage of development. . Microsoft built more than 85 early prototypes for Surface. The final hardware design was completed in 2005. Over the next year. beginning in 1982. Surface was unveiled on May 30. In 2003. a virtual team was formed. the team presented the idea to the Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. In October 2001. The product idea was initially conceptualized in 2001 by Steven Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research. California.
direct interaction. multi-touch contact. Microsoft notes four main components being important in Surface's interface:. without the need for a mouse or keyboard. Direct interaction refers to the user's ability to simply reach out and touch the interface of an application in order to interact with it. and object recognition. . Object recognition refers to the device's ability to recognize the presence and orientation of tagged objects placed on top of it. a multi-user experience. Multi-touch contact refers to the ability to have multiple contact points with an interface.
allowing it to sense. The technology allows non-digital objects to be used as input devices. In one example. music. that can be customized for the customers . Surface will ship with basic applications. The computer's "vision" is created by a near-infrared. a normal paint brush was used to create a digital painting in the software. virtual concierge. including photos. and react to items touching the tabletop. 850-nanometer-wavelength LED light source aimed at the surface. When an object touches the tabletop. and games. the light is reflected to multiple infrared cameras with a net resolution of 1024 x 768.
Multi-user NUI Direct interaction Multi-touch .
and its interior frame is powder-coated steel. 21 inches (53 cm) deep.11 b/g. and Bluetooth 2. Bill Gates told developers of "Maximum" setup the Microsoft Surface was going to have: Intel Core Quad Xeon "WoodCrest" @ 2. and 42 inches (107 cm) wide.0 connectivity. wireless 802. The software platform runs on a custom version of Windows Vista and has wired Ethernet 10/100.66GHz with a custom motherboard about the size of two ATX motherboards. 22 inches (56 cm) high. Surface is a 30-inch (76 cm) display in a table-like form factor. The Surface tabletop is acrylic. 4GB DDR2-1066 RAM 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive .
13GHz (normal motherboard) 2GB DDR2 RAM 250GB SATA Hard Drive . The current commercially available version has the following specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.