The Future of Paper and Retail?

By April 18, 2013 September 16th, 2013 Blog

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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