AirBar – Make Any Laptop Touchscreen
The Airbar will turn any Windows laptop into a touch screen. Very cool. The technology is friendly with Windows 8 and 10 and this is because it uses Microsoft’s “Gestures” technology to turn your laptop into a touchscreen laptop.
The Airbar was designed in Sweden and made in Sweden. The bar is $50 US Dollars.
The Airbar works by invisible light beams. To get it working you connect is via USB and set the bar at the bottom of your laptop screen, just like you see in the picture.
The Airbar will project light upward. As your fingers break the barrier of the projected light, the bar will translate this into gestures. Through the Windows API for gestures your actions will translate to the programs running.
This is certainly an economical way of transforming your laptop into a touch screen.
You can swipe, touch, point and pinch to interact with your PC. If the Airbar is projecting light upward, I can understand how pinching horizontally will interact, but I don’t understand how pinching vertically will interact. It seems the bottom finger would block the top finger during the pinch movement. I say this because the light is projected vertically upward, bottom to top.
GetUSB.info has emailed the company asking for further explication.