Oct 5, 2008

Microsoft Surface and the Nintendo Wii?! Interesting mashup from Stimulant

Stimulant: Microsoft Surface + Nintendo Wii Mashup from Stimulant on Vimeo.

Stimulant, a company that has partnered with Microsoft to develop applications for the Surface multi-touch table:

"What do you get when you mash-up Microsoft Surface with a Wii Balance Board? Pressure-sensitive surface computing! Yes, the Surface is sitting directly on the Balance Board (it supports 600 pounds, we checked). Here, Josh demonstrates a simple application that lets users create bubbles of various sizes and roll them around the table using pressure on the edges of the Surface. You also get a sneak peek at the WPF/Silverlight physics engine we've been working on as well. Pressure sensitivity adds an extra dimension to the Surface experience and opens new doors on an already highly advanced platform."

I'd like to learn more about Stimulant's other Surface experiments!

Nintendo Wii


Jonathan Wallis said...

And I wonder if Johnny Chung Lee could allow all of us to access this technology with another of his simple yet brilliant hacks.


Lynn Marentette said...

I'm pretty sure he could!

I once wrote a post about how I'd like to be Johnnie Chung Lee for a day...