The Future of Paper and Retail?

By April 18, 2013Blog

We’re quickly getting used to the fact that computer, smartphone and tablet screens are meant to be touched — but what about paper?

Fujitsu has developed a technology that detects objects your finger is touching in the real world, effectively turning any surface — a piece of paper, for example — into a touchscreen

In the video above we see how one can manipulate data on a piece of paper: by using finger gestures, you can copy an image or a text excerpt and store it into memory.

Besides flat surfaces, the technology also works on curved or uneven ones, so one can easily manipulate data from a book.

Though the technology is still at the “demonstration level,” researchers at Fujitsu plan to develop a commercial version of the system by fiscal 2014.

This isn’t that new as suppliers like Perch have beed building retail solutions

http://www.perchinteractive.com/treasurebond/

 

PERCH for treasure&bond from PERCH on Vimeo.

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