Docomo turns surfaces interactive with smart glasses

Docomo showed off a Google Glass rival that transforms any surface into a touchscreen at Japan's Ceatec show last week. The company demonstrated a number of applications including manipulation of virtual content on any surface using the 'intelligent-glasses' and a ring sensor. Ceatec ran from October 1 to 5, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe convention center outside Tokyo.

Other uses on show included facial recognition capabilities, which pulled up relevant profile information on the person being viewed and character recognition enabling instant language translation.

Technology news site Slashgear reported on the technology showcased at the mobile industry trade show, posting the video featured above.

The concept builds on existing Docomo developments. At last year’s Ceatec show Docomo demonstrated glasses that enabled hands-free video calling.