NUIverse Video Part 2

19 Jul 2012 09:59
Last Modified
13 Jan 2013 17:17

I had the opportunity to demo NUIverse at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference last week, and I thought I'd share the video which shows some updates since the previous recording.

Video 1. NUIverse on Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense.

Key things demonstrated in the video include:


25 Jul 2012 16:13
Hi there,

i work for Samsung in the visual display department in Sout Africa.
i have a demo SUR40 unit. and i would like to demonstrate the power of Pixel sense.

could i download a beta or full version of your app?

let me know thanks
10 Aug 2012 18:25
I love seeing how far you've come on this project. Many good design decisions which, I hope, to see become more ubiquitous to the NUI design movement.

Thanks again all of your hardwork for sharing your insights!
10 Aug 2012 18:55

During your discussion when you place the IR Tagged chits down on your demo, you stated that "only PixelSense can actually see what is going on above the table". I don't think you meant to be misleading with this, but neither Microsoft nor Samsung is the first to produce a multitouch device which uses computer vision and can read/recognize objects placed on its surface.

I just wanted to make sure that this was not a gap in your knowledge. Utilizing Diffused Illumination (DI) or Diffused Surface Illuminations (DSI) techniques, this type of tracking is very achievable (see Multi-Touch Technologies Community Book

Certainly PixelSense is novel in it's methodology of using such a large grid of sensors allowing for a remarkable scanning resolution, but even this is not unique.

The MultiTaction Cell products use camera arrays to achieve a slim form factor, light tolerant, computer vision based system with full object tracking/recognition capabilities. I think that PixelSense still beats out the MultiTaction devices for resolution, but I felt that it was worth mentioning.

Anyway, I will stop before this becomes a rant. I love and respect your work immensely and thus feel that you deserve the benefit of the doubt in this regard.

- Toby
13 Aug 2012 11:34
Hi Toby,

Thanks very much for such an informative comment, really interesting stuff :) You're absolutely right, and apologies if my comment was misleading.

Thanks for your support & best wishes,

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