NUI Partnering with Durham University on SynergyNet Project

Natural User Interface is partnering with Durham University in England to implement multi- touch solutions within the educational sector.

Skellefete√•, Sweden, September 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Natural User Interface is partnering with Durham University in England on a 3 year, 1.5 GBP governmentally funded project to implement multi- touch solutions within the educational sector.

NUI will be delivering four customized multi-touch table solutions to start with this project. Goal of the project is to integrate an innovative multi-touch collaborative environment concept in class rooms in England.

The SynergyNet system has a teacher's console to monitor what each child or group of children is working on. The system will be tested in primary and secondary schools and in higher education over the next four years.The goal is to improve the collaboration between students and their teachers. This new initiative enables Natural User Interface to actively participate and bring forth the multi-touch technology and its benefits to the education sector.

Peter Bomark at NUI, assigned to concept and design the project states:“This is a great opportunity to bring NUI's exiting technology into use in the real world. The use of multi-touch so far has mostly been proof of concept or showing off, this project will change that.”

NUI CEO Harry van der Veen stated: “I am satisfied that the support of NUI while pitching for this governmental project funded contributed to acquiring the project. The people at Durham University have very interesting ideas on how to improve the learning environment by implementing a multi-user collaborative environment. We are proud to be part of this project.”

The project has been featured amongst others on:
BBC news - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7621213.stm
Gizmodo - http://gizmodo.com/5051486/educations-many-problems-solved-with-multitouch-desks
Engadget - http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/18/classrooms-of-the-future-to-have-multitouch-desks-probably-a-fe/

About NUI
NUI (Natural User Interface Europe Ltd) headquartered in Skellefteå, Sweden is an innovative emerging technology company specializing in advanced multi-touch software and service solutions. NUI's solutions can convert an ordinary surface into an interactive, appealing and intelligent display that creates a stunning user experience. www.natural-ui.com

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