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dec 08, 2010

bend desk

bend desk is a prototype interactive display that takes the digital workspace from the screen to the desktop by the media computing group at RWTH aachen university. while a typical work setup combines a flat desktop with a vertical computer screen, bend desk combines the two into one single unit. bend desk is a vision for a future workspace that allows continuous interaction between both areas. using multi-touch technology, the display curves from a horizontal plane to a vertical plane. this workspace can be used to display digital content and interact with it directly using multi-touch gestures and manipulation.

http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/BendDesk

  • pretty cool

    Rosso says:
  • does this mean i dont have to worry about spilling my cup of coffee on my desk anymore?

    jared thompson says:
  • Your arms are going to get tired pretty quick, dood.

    arnold says:
  • great job, i c this as the next generation of wacoms

    sayan says:
  • that plugged to a kineckt like device plus 3D projectors and it’s minority report all over again, maybe even better

    jaba says:
  • With these large movements aren’t we back to where we started??
    I’d rather go back to pen and paper…on my desk.

    G_Woking says:
  • Its pretty cool but alot of BS to worry bout i can get a touch screen for 400 bucks dude

    a_k_a_the_game says:
  • Another technology we’ll laugh about in 10 years’ time. Actually, I’m laughing about it now! HA HA!

    mockingbird says:
  • it’d be impressive if this could copy/scan straight from the bottom plane and project on the vertical for text editing. eliminating the need for a copier/scanner in the house would be one more perk and make what i assume will be an enormous price tag a little more understandable.

    hopeful handyman says:
  • hopefully with this idea computer can recognize human gestures, this should make our communication with them more natural.

    ambiguity says:
  • awesome design!

    katie keller says:
  • Judging by the pictures I would expect it to consume too much power. What is the power consumption? Is it really worth it, to hire designers (for example) and have them sitting on so much hardware? Wouldn’t a normal desktop do the same function (without the touch interface).

    u2okn says:
  • Eh.. have you ever looked at the typical specs of a computer for a designer or similar? It’s not really a “normal” desktop, not the places where I’ve been at least 😉 Besides, the cost of hardware is really tiny compared to the other costs of pretty much any employee over the year.

    johan says:
  • Just a PC tablet converted into a piano sort of shape. Not practical as it would take a VERY HUGE space in a room.

    harry says:
  • It may appear that it isn’t practical unless if you think outside the box and ask yourself what spaces would this benefit. I already have one in mind that would greatly effect a business. remember the world is made of malleable elements that can be moved in any space.

    Kalab says:

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