If you like Minority Report style interfaces, then quickly go to the toilet and come back. Microsoft has again raised the bar of innovation in presentations to a whole new level. Building on the foundations of interactive presentation solutions provided by Ventuz solutions and their previous experiences at CeBIT, Microsoft showed off their concept for the future of interactive presentations at the 2007 CeBIT exhibition in Germany.
In this presentation for Office 2007, the presenter uses a giant touch-sensitive display to navigate between ‘chapters’ of the presentation, and then uses the motion of her hand to control the progress of the slides itself. Apart from touch and motion, the system is also capable of detecting distance, weight, heat and sound, according to the Ventuz website.
Here’s a pretty low-resolution movie I found of the presentation on YouTube. Understanding German is a plus. If anyone knows of a higher-resolution capture of this presentation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
How cool is that giant Office orb that she can ‘push’ to turn to the next slide?