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August 6, 2009

Touchable Holography

at 9:39 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


The team over at The University of Tokyo have been working on ways to enhance the way we interact with holography. Touch has not been possible until now. The device looks like it would have lots of real world applications.

Thanks for the tip John.

"This project adds tactile feedback to the hovering image in 3D free space. Tactile sensation requires contact with objects, but including a stimulator in the work space dilutes the appearance of holographic images. The Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display solves this problem by producing tactile sensation on a user’s hand without any direct contact and without diluting the quality of the holographic projection."