New Tech Helps Users Point And Seamlessly Connect With Multiple Surfaces
PSFK spoke about the Future Of Gaming with the co-founder of teehan+lax, whose product let you control screens you encounter with your smartphone.
Touch Vision Interface from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo.
The PSFK consulting team has noticed that enhanced connectivity across devices is enabling seamless interactions between tablets, smartphones and other screens, creating new opportunities for planned and impromptu gaming experiences and offering users new ways to engage with their surroundings.
One company operating in this space is teehan+lax — a user experience design company. Its Touch Vision Interface is a tool that enables users to interact seamlessly with different connected surfaces through a mobile phones’ camera view. Users simply point their viewfinders to a connected screen and are able to ‘touch' the distant screen virtually. The technology creates the feel of being able to directly manipulate a distant surface, resulting in an interaction that is natural and almost invisible. The client server application additionally works over IP based systems and doesn't require any complex pairing for the device to take control of the screen. PSFK spoke with co-founder Jon Lax about his work.