Microsoft demos 3D desktop with transparent OLED
Reach 'round and move me
Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group has combined a transparent OLED display with an Xbox Kinect sensor and a smidgeon of software sorcery to create a space where users can manipulate on-screen objects at different depths within the screen.
The team dubbed the process "view-dependant depth-correction gaze", and demoed it at Microsoft's TechForum this week.
Graphics appear on the display in virtual 3D, while a user's hands manipulate them from behind the transparent display. The Kinect sensor tracks eye movements so that the on-screen objects correctly align themselves with the user's perspective.
Microsoft has been hard at work on the Holodeck concept for a while now, after it demoed a similar piece of tech in 2011.
Have a ganders at the video below to see the system in action:
Samsung touted see-through displays earlier this year, where the tech was mooted for transparent fridges with touch-to-restock features. ®
Another patent war coming?
After all, I believe Apple invented this next week.
I want one.
All the best,
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