Gold Sponsors
Array Telepresence Logo   Human Productivity Lab Logo   Ashton Bentley Logo
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Telepresence Options Magazine

Latest Telepresence and Visual Collaboration News:
Full Article:

Microsoft exploits transparent OLED

July 5, 2010 | Chris Payatagool
Microsoft has combined Samsung's transparent OLED with a sub-two-inch camera to revolutionise the Microsoft Surface platform. The touchless telepresence screen creates a 3D gesture-control interface that tracks movement by seeing through the display. The company's Applied Sciences Group has also added its recently revealed wedge shaped lens, InAVate reported on last month, and delivers glasses-free 3D content.

Microsoft_OLED.jpgThe Applied Sciences Group says: "In the future, display technology will move towards being an interactive window on the digital world, where the display will know who and where the user is, present content that is context aware, and allow natural interactions with the display surface."

To achieve its aims the Group has developed imaging light-guide technology which allows cameras and steerable light sources to be multiplexed with displays.

Microsoft Surface has always used cameras and image recognition to recognise different types of objects such as fingers, tagged items and shapes. Previously the input was processed by the computer and the resulting interaction displayed using rear projection. The user was able to manipulate content and interact with the computer using natural touch and hand gestures, instead of a typical mouse and keyboard.
However, the latest breakthrough could revolutionise the Surface concept, taking touch away from the display and projecting the images in 3D.


Add New Comment

Telepresence Options welcomes your comments! You may comment using your name and email (which will not be displayed), or you may connect with your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or DISQUS account.