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Microsoft Research Unveils 3D Interactive Desktop Using Transparent OLED And Kinect Camera

Microsoft used a transparent OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) in one of their researches in June 2010. They became successful in that research. Microsoft used a camera beneath a transparent OLED to create gesture-based interaction. Recently, Microsoft research has unveiled a new research project. By using a Samsung-made transparent OLED and a Kinect camera, a 3D interactive desktop becomes enabled. This is simply a different creative project.


Frankly speaking, the idea is very simple but really creative. There is a keyboard which is placed behind the monitor. The user can easily type on the keyboard like typing in 2D Computers. The technology allows the user to directly interact with the virtual desktop. Kinect cameras detect user’s fingers and capture the hand position. Therefore, the user can switch back and set up an interaction between 2D and 3D easily. User can lift off his hand to reach at the perfect position of the display in that pretty small space. With the combination of finger cursor and 3D grid, a user can better manage the desktop and do everyday tasks in 3D space. Using a unique Samsung transparent OLED display technology helps the user to reach the transparent display and grab 3D object in a 3D grid. Additionally, capturing the head motion of the user as he/she moves around lets him/her to get the exact perspective. In short, the user is completely able to manipulate 3D objects using his/her hands.

It is being hoped that, this technology can provide more natural interaction with the desktop computer in future. Please do share with us about what do you think about the technology.

Source : OLED-Info

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