Dell Latitude XT2 to TUIO

on April 4, 2011 in Chi-Tai's Work, Mult-Touch - Interactive Surface Computing

This is about TouchToTUIO, a tool that establishes a TUIO-source for the multi-touch-input from the n-trig panel of the Dell Latitude XT2 laptop.
TouchToTUIO does not require a transparent overloay window, works with windows aero enabled and with fullscreen apps.
This way, you can use any multi-touch app that supports touch-input coming from a TUIO-source.

Example: You can enable multi-touch-input of Dell Latitude XT2 with the Surface SDK as follows:

What you need:

  1. Surface SDK Workstation Edition SP1 (MSDNAA, surface.com, ..)
  2. MultitouchVista second release – refresh 2
  3. CustomSurfaceInput by Daniel D
  4. HCM TouchToTUIO: TouchToTUIO.zip

Steps:

Concept:
The following sketch roughly depicts where TouchToTUIO is located within the app-chain:

You can of course attach any TUIO-app to the TUIO-output of TouchToTUIO.

Hints:
TouchToTUIO appears as a trayicon only and provides a popup-menu with the following options:

  • ReStart: Restart TUIO server
  • Contact Type: Send multi-touch input either as TUIOCursor or TUIOObject
  • About: Show about window
  • Quit: Quit TouchToTUIO

TouchToTUIO was designed only for Windows 7 and the latest n-trig driver on a Dell Latitude XT2. There is a chance that it works with other n-trig-panels.

Download:

Download: TouchToTUIO.zip
Version: 1.0
Updated: April 4, 2011
Size: 28.93 KB
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