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Transparent Computer Lets You Reach Into It & Touch Digital Content
By Dorothy Tan, 04 Mar 2013
South Korean inventor, interaction researcher and TED fellow Jinha Lee has been working on a ground-breaking new product in collaboration with Microsoft: a completely transparent computer that allows users to reach into it and touch its digital content.
Consisting of a see-through LED display and built-in cameras, the ‘SpaceTop 3D’ deskto was inspired by the human need to interact with things.
Lee expects the innovative system to come into general use within the decade, which will bring us a huge step closer to the high-tech sci-fi world that we see so often in movies.
Working with his hands behind the transparent screen, the user can pick up and move the digital content on it—like pictures and browser windows—without the use of any physical computing tools.
Designed to track human actions—like hand gestures and eye movements—the SpaceTop 3D integrates 3D interaction and traditional input devices like keyboards and trackpads for a seamless computing experience.
The intelligent machine is also able to track the user’s face position, so as to display perception-correct 3D graphics on its screen.
Watch the video below to see this amazing computer in action:
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