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Honorable Mention – TouchTable
Similar to Lambda technology, the TouchTable “was designed as a toolset that allows users to quickly analyze and manipulate important data in critical situations”.
Functioning as both a presentation and input device, the TouchTable displays data directly on the table surface where it can be manipulated using hand gestures. This allows users to gather around the table to view, control and discuss the displayed information
Honorable Mention – SenseTable
Developed by the MIT Media Lab, “SenseTable” is “a system which tracks the positions of intelligent objects on a tabletop surface, and projects information onto the objects themselves.”
The applications I’ve applied Sensetable to include business supply chain management, urban planning, interactive visual art, and the performance and composition of electronic music
The WikiTable is an “ubiquitous Wiki interface for multiple user collaboration on concept maps — users around the table may visualize and edit the graph using a simple finger grammar.”
4. Panasonic’s Interactive Table
With Panasonic’s Interactive Table, you can perform a variety of tasks such as viewing a calendar, synchronizing your cell phone, and even turn the TV on/off. [Source]