Thursday, February 28, 2013
3 D See-Through Computer Unvealed At TED Conference
A transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital contents has been unveiled at TED conference in Los Angeles. TED fellow Jinha Lee has been working on the Space Top 3 D desktop in collaboration with Microsoft. Allowing people to interact with machines as they do with solid objects could make computing much more inituitive, he told the reportere. The system cosists of a transparent LED display with built-in-cameras, which track the user's gestures and eye movements. The design was inpired by whsat he sees as a human need to interact with things. "Spatial memory, where the body intuitively remembers where things are, is a very human skill", said. Translating this to the digital world will enable people to use computers more easily as well as to complete complex rasks. "If you are working on a document you can pick it up and flip through it like a book, Jinha Lee told. For more precise tasks, where hand gestures are not accurate, there is a touchpad. It will allow, for example archtects to manipulate 3 D models. "The gap between what the designer think and what a computer can do is huge. If you can put your hands inside the computer and handle digital contents, you can express ideas more completely, " he said.