BendDesk: An Integrated Multi-Touch Workstation
An innovative device merges a computer and desk into one and allows interaction with its entire surface.
BendDesk is a multi-touch workstation that integrates a vertical and horizontal surface to create a large workspace to function as a computer, monitor and a desk in one. Developed by Aachen University's Media Computing Group, BendDesk's monitor is melded to the desk by a curve that seamlessly makes it a single system, unlike conventional work desks that have separate vertical displays and horizontal area for keeping input devices and office objects.
This unique interactive system incorporates infrared emitters and cameras to track a user's gestures and allows them to interact with its entire surface. Benddesk scores on ergonomics too, and enables users to comfortably sit at its desk portion and place any object on it.