02.12.11

Interactive images float in space

AUTHOR: Inavate

DisplAir has added interactivity to floating images, projected onto a bank of fog. The small Russian company is building on developments by FogScreen who originally pioneered the technology that creates mesmerising projected objects that appear to hang in mid-air. FogScreen has already explored interactivity using laser scanner technology. DisplAir’s solution uses an infrared camera to capture gestures a subtle as small hand movements.

The technology is expected to make headway in advertising and entertainment industries.

Software has been developed that allows users to navigate menus and scale, rotate and move images using standard gestures. A keypad can be called up and images can even be drawn in the air.

According to reports from technology news site Gizmag, the display can handle up to 1,500 finger taps simultaneously with 1cm accuracy and a time delay of less than two seconds.

The technology is expected to make headway in advertising and entertainment industries and DisplAir is currently looking for investors.