Mashable has released a story today that we have been waiting on for over 2 years. We first read (and watched) about flexible display technology a few years ago while investigating technologies for various user interface projects. We wanted a way to make any surface touch screen, like the mirror in your bathroom perhaps.
Displax has reportedly developed a multi-touch film that can be put on any non-metal surface. It responds to touch and air flow. Up to 16 points can be registered at one time. Nice!
This has huge potential in everything from coffee shops, to schools, to offices and designers. Speaking of designers, and the little boxes we use to make stuff, Google predicted last year that the idea of a desktop computer would soon phase into a more ubitquitus technology that could be integrated into your office or home. The problem was, and always is, the technology is a few years behind.
Adobe has had more trouble than ever with keeping up with the needs of creative types and, because of their pricey bundles, pirates for that matter. Their interfaces are deigned for these 16×9 boxes, and screen real-estate is shrinking. If Adobe was smart, they would sell more licenses at a smaller price, and take advantage of these new technologies that will turn small space, into infinite space.
I can just imagine going to Ikea and seeing a swiss designed multi-touch work table for sale with tilt and slide action.Share