LuminAR Bulb transforms any surface into a touch screenSubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 22:49
By Jason Falconer
December 7, 2012
We've all seen gigantic touch screens on the news or in movies, but what if you could achieve the same type of interface by simply replacing the bulb in your desk lamp? That's the idea behind the LuminAR, developed by a team led by Natan Linder at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group. It combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer to project interactive images onto any surface – and is small enough to screw into a standard light fixture.