Multi-touch Projects

Natural, efficient interactions on large screens via gesture chords

“How can I navigate complex data more naturally?”

The Problem

Today, enterprise software users want their workplace software to be as easy and natural to use as the applications and sites they use in their personal lives. Touch interactions on tablets and smartphones often make easy and natural use possible. But if you are a radiologist, should you read an MRI on your phone? If you are an investment advisor, do you want to align a portfolio against Bayesian projected outcomes when your screen is constrained to 480 pixels? Likely not. Users in complex domains deserve better.

The Solution

We are not allowed to name our clients in this area because they want to remain confidential. However, we can say that to fill this gap in data-rich, complex domains, Expero is delivering user experiences via large, high-resolution touch screens, where users navigate with one or two hands by applying multiple touch points simultaneously (gesture chords). Multi-touch interaction provides a more natural way for users to engage that is highly efficient and more intuitive than traditional input methods such as a mouse or keyboard. If a radiologist user wants to rotate a 3D MRI, they simply touch their fingers to the screen in a natural position and rotate. No need to figure out how to hold down a series of keyboard commands and scroll a mouse-wheel at the same time.

The Benefits

In addition to being beneficial for end-users, multi-touch solutions offer perks to businesses as well. User efficiency when examining large data sets increases with large-screen multi-touch, as inefficient keyboard and mouse-driven navigation is a rate-limiting factor for thorough data exploration and brings many missed opportunities and missed anomalies. In addition, repetitive stress disorder associated with traditional input devices is reduced when users interact with large screens using both hands in a more natural manner. Also, training costs decrease as natural, instinctual interactions replace clumsy keyboard commands and mouse clicks.








IoT multi-touch prototype shows a user adjusting a nuclear facility sensor via gesture chords on a 4K display.
In this multi-touch prototype, a biochemist studies how a protein molecule (on the left) might react when combined with other structures.