Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.


Touch based computing (also known as a Natural User Interface) is a rapidly growing trend. While touch based screens have been around for several years now, they had been limited to a single touch at a time. Recently, support has been building for a new type of system that allows multiple touches at the same time. This allows more than 1 person to interact with the screen at the same time as well as support for gestures commands such as rotate, scale, and others. Currently, the majority of these systems are based on using a projector and a camera. This requires a large area to house the enclosure. With the recent decrease in costs, flat panel displays have become very affordable. The goal of this project is to design a multi touch system that would work with an existing flat panel display.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering