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Touchable Holography a reality

Shown at Siggraph 2009, using WiiMotes

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Aug 6, 2009 7:34 pm

This one has popped up on many different sites today but the video is sitting on YouTube. It is a very interesting and intriguing idea.

 

With all the talk about motion detecting cameras, three 3D gaming, and the like can you imagine combining these into a single completely immersive experience?

 

This would come in the form of a Holograph. That is a three dimensional object that you could move through and around. It is pretty impressive to see one of these in action all by itself but now combine a motion sensing system to allow the hologram to move around you.

 

Pretty cool huh? But wait there is more, much more. Some researchers from the University of Tokyo figured out a way to bring touch into this equation.

 

They demoed the new technology at Siggraph. Instead of using something like the motion sensing Project Natal they used a pair of WiiMotes to track movement and ultrasound waves to simulate the tactile experience.

 

All I can say is this will make future games something else. I can also see the pornography industry busy writing up their want-ads for game developersÂ…

 

 


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