Update April 30th, 09

Thursday, 30 April, 2009 § Leave a comment

Well sorry for the delay in releasing the source of my media viewer application, i got busy with exams and what not… Anyway i promise the source of MediaViewerApp 0.4b should be up by the end of the week.

As for some news I’ve been working on some interesting approaches for multitouch and multimodel input devices…. Currently my work has shifted away some what, from the whole software side of things and moved back into my preferential domain; working with hardware.

I’ve never been a huge fan of either capacitive or optical systems used for input detection… each has there own flaws, which I’m not going to go much into depth describing, apart from just saying they are far from perfect. The major drawback of capacitive systems’, is that they rely on the human touch factor; where the system seizes function if  the users skin does not come into contact with the capacitive input device(i.e. if you are wearing gloves the system seizes to work). Although Optical Systems by far are one of the best methods of detecting input they still rely on field of view (FOV) and as such aren’t as mobile in large form factors, since the depth of the system is proportionally related to size of the screen depending on the focus of the lens being utilized by optical sensor.

As such i’ve moved away from both these methods and have started to look into other electronic methods of input detection.

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