I'm sure we all remember the Microsoft Surface and most of us probably wish it had found it's way into our lives in some capacity: work, home or purely recreational. So why not in the kitchen? Gorenje, designer of beautiful kitchen appliances has done just that and has turned the Microsoft Surface into the home's communication hub, located in the kitchen.
Exhibited at the IFA fair in 2009, Gorenje's Microsoft Surface application allows several users to control the touch screen at once. The 30" touch screen allows you to browse through recipes, monitor oven temperature, or choose music to cook to. Since the surface allows for multiple inputs, and has a large enough screen to accommodate multiple users, all of these tasks can be done at once.
The interactive kitchen application was developed by Semantika for the Microsoft Surface. Users can interact with information purely by touch and allows dozens of touches to be recognized at once for a true multitouch experience. The platform also supports object recognition, allowing the touchscreen to interact and respond to physical objects.