May 10, 2011

Touchable Holograms



Researchers at Tokyo University have come up with a technology that is a first and significant step away from the mouse and keyboard touchable holograms.

[Hiroyuki Shinoda, Professor, Tokyo University]:
"Up until now, holography has been for the eyes only, and if you'd try to touch it, your hand would go right through. But now we have a technology that also adds the sensation of touch to holograms."

The technology consists of software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the hand of a user touching the projected hologram.

Researchers are using two Wiimotes from Nintendos Wii gaming system to track a users hand.


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