The product, blessed with the incredible name 'Omnitouch' uses a picoprojector and a short range depth camera for taking 3D images (similar to a Microsoft Kinect) to project images with full multi-touch functionality onto whatever surface the user desires
This looks strikingly similar to what Apple filed a patent for a while back, though not exact. Their patent included the ability to share multiple iDevices, so that makes it unique, but the underlying concept was EXACTLY as indicated in this article. The iDevices project onto a surface, and cameras track user input to provide touch functionality on the projected screen.
Why are we not hearing of this in the mainstream media? We are still being bombarded with iPhone propaganda. Sad situation that something as revolutionary as this should go almost completely unreported by the msm. Thanks for this glimpse into the future for technology...
I suspect the '3d camera' is actually the Kinect internals repackaged/relensed for shorter ranges (the Kinect is a very cheap device for the capabilities it's got). Cool idea matching it up to a projector.