Saturday, September 19, 2009

Crazy 3d Holograms you can touch

So I saw this crazy article on BoingBoing about 3d holograms you can touch....  You guys can guess where this is will end up going LOL. I thought it was pretty awesome they've come this far.

From Reuters:
By using ultrasonic waves, the scientists have developed software that creates pressure when a user's hand "touches" a hologram that is projected.

In order to track a user's hand, the researchers use control sticks from Nintendo's popular Wii gaming system that are mounted above the hologram display area.

The technology has so far been tested with relatively simple objects, although the researchers have more practical plans, including virtual switches at hospitals, for example, and other places where contamination by touch is an issue.

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