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Microsoft Research video shows adapting 3D interface

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Video demonstration of 3D touch tech similar to Lumia McLaren

Microsoft canceled the McLaren phone that was supposed to include 3D touch interface, but a new video from the Research Team shows an interesting demonstration of a tech that is similar to what we’ve seen on the McLaren.

The Microsoft Research project uses a mobile phone’s ability to sense how you are gripping the device, as well as when and where the fingers are approaching it, to adapt interfaces on the fly.

The technique proactively adapts the interface to the current grip and the approach of the fingers. For example, the video player on the demo has an adapting interface that spontaneously presents interactive elements just in the nick of time. Initially there is no interface. The video is played in full screen mode, but when the hand approaches this indicates a change and the controls fade in. The interface recedes into the background when the user moves out of proximity.

Watch the video with more demonstrations below, but keep in mind that there is no guarantee that this technology will be released.