One of the big problems with regards using touch screens in everyday life is the position. They dont allow you to work on a horizontal plain rather than a vertical. The BendDesk concept is hoping to remove that problem and allow people to work with a multi-touch screen in any orientation they like.
Easily moving images and windows of work from one plain to another. Check out the video after the jump to see the concept in action.
The Benddesk is the Media Computing Group vision of merging multitouch with a common physical area. The design uses a ten full touch points and the lower section of the display is also designed to be used as a standard desk, holding your laptop, paperwork and other items might still require.
BendDesk is a research project by Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers from the Media Computing Group, and Christine Sutterfrom the Department of Work and Cognitive Psychology. It is funded in part through the German B-IT Foundation.