IndustryTap has reported on 3D Modeling with Hand Gestures and The Rise of Virtually Design Products in which companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX have cobbled together software leading to completely new, 21st Century, design and manufacturing techniques.
Now, Hewlett Packard (HP) is taking steps to make this type of working environment available to the masses.
Merging Physical & Digital Worlds
In New York City this week, HP unveiled a new hybrid computer it calls Sprout that includes a large “touch” flat screen display, a touch enabled work surface, a projector and a 3D scanner that form a novel work environment that should help users be more productive and creative.
Sprout is a platform that will give rise to an app ecosystem and will be expanded as new technology becomes available that improves the working environment. The expected market for Sprout is business, primarily enterprise, customers who must interact with clients or customers to demonstrate products and services and to integrate user input into demonstrations.
Sprout will run a Windows operating system, but future versions could include other operating systems.
There is not information yet on Sprout’s retail price. For a quick look at the system, see the video below:
Related articles on IndustryTap:
- Tomorrow’s Electric Cars Being Turned into Rolling Computers
- Best In-Vehicle Computers Deliver High-Tech Experience to Trucks, Buses & Trains
- Monster Shredding Machine Eats Everything from Computers to Refrigerators
- Eye-Controlled Computers Make Double Clicking Obsolete
- PIBOT: South Korean Robot Capable of Flying a Plane On a Flight Simulator
- DNA-Based Electrical Circuits Could Launch New Computer Revolution
- Creating Virtual Touch Screens to Control Mobile and Desktop Devices
- Toto Washlet is the Automated Toilet Poised to Change Your Ways
- Recycled Smartphones Worth Their Weight in Gold
- Scientists Stop Light Like a Red Light Stops Traffic
References and related links:
- HP Sprout Strives to Put New Creative Tools in PC Users Hands
- If Da Vinci Had A Desktop, It Would Be HP’s $1,899 Sprout – Forbes
- HP Sprout All-In-One (and Then Some) Combines Projector, Touch Mat, 3-D Scanner – Personal Tech News – WSJ