Apple seems to be enjoying the multitouch thing with their iPhone and Microsoft is taking care of things with Surface, but where does Nokia fit into this picture? While there is no official support for multitouch on the Nokia N95 smartphone, that didn’t stop one enthusiast from manufacturing his own contraption.
Sittiphol Phanvilai of Thailand has managed to transform the Nokia N95 into a smart board with multitouch support. The image from the Nokia N95 is sent out to a television and then the phone’s camera is used to track the movements of a couple of light pens. From here, the user is able to manipulate things as if they were on the screen.
Going further, it’s not even “touch” in the traditional sense, because nothing actually needs to be touched. The phone’s camera just tracks the movement of the light pens. Sweet. Check out the demo video to see 3D manipulation and more.