Multi-touch Tablet Screen

It is touch-screen mania up in here. So here's the deal. Earlier we reported on Apple's touchscreen patent documentation. Also the documentation appeared to show a tablet-esque device that used a possible multiple-touch feature. Now a project has emerged that demonstrates possibly a similar multi-touch system. Is this a clue to how Apple's tablet will operate?

This multi-touch tablet is a project designed by some folk at NYU. Their system is far more advanced than any other tablet systems we have currently seen. It allows you to use multiple fingers on the screen an even supports laying on of hands as well as gestures straight out of Minority Report. The video is definitely worth a look. Apple, are you listening?

Video [Vic Divecha Via NYU Information Page]