14 June 2006

Tilty Twisty Table at Where 2.0

Tilt table
Originally uploaded by ptufts.
One of the cooler demos at Where 2.0's Where Fair was Onomy Labs' Tilty Twisty Table. It looks like normal round four-person table like you might see in a restaurant. But it's set up with a video projector above it, projecting an image onto its white top. The table top is mounted on a base with a MEMS tilt detector and a high-resolution rotational sensor. As you tilt the table, you rotate the map. As you tilt it, you move in that direction.

It fills a similar need to Applied Minds' Touchtable. It's a very clever, cool device, and makes maps much more interactive and engaging.

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