The interactive "canvas" is equipped with a wind sensor, a tilt sensor, a pressure sensor, and a microphone for voice-recognition. The system senses certain actions performed by the user and animates the picture as feedback. LivePic’s smart but traditional, handheld color palette sends the system a signal each time the user changes the color of his brush. LivePic can be implemented as either a touch screen (using a projector mounted from behind), or as a touch panel, which is a smaller, LCD-type device with similar properties.
The LivePic technology might have several applications. First and foremost, children (even adult ones!) can interact with the images they create for a fun and imaginative game or exercise. LivePic technology could be used as a form of interactive advertising in which the viewer could take an active role. Video artists might also choose to use the technology to create interactive works, which in turn might entice viewers to play with it.