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August 31, 2009

CRISTAL – Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in Living spaces

at 12:50 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Insane Equipment


This CRISTAL remote system by the folks at Media Interaction Lab would be a welcome addition to any complex home theater setting. The intuitive ease of use is something that current remote controls can only dream about. Recently some remote controls have incorporated color LCD displays to attempt to allow additional functionality but it can only go so far. Now that projection technology has been dropping in price I can see this interactive projection technology become common place (I can’t wait!!!). Until then I will continue to use my Atari 2600 Remote Control. 🙂

Via: Robin Ferianto’s blog and Wired

"Many remote controls lack intuitive interfaces for mapping control functions to the device intended being controlled. This often results in trial and error button pressing, or experimentation with graphical user interface (GUI) controls, before a user achieves their intended action. CRISTAL simplifies the control of our digital devices in and around the living room. The system provides a novel experience for controlling devices in a home environment by enabling users to directly interact with those devices on a live video image of their living room using multi-touch gestures on a digital tabletop."