Iron Man's gestured control on the horizon

This entry was posted on 14th January 2014

Displair-Display

The kind of gesture-controlled, floating computer interfaces that Tony Stark uses  in the Marvel Comics inspired Iron Man movies have long been a goal for many tech developers. Displair is one company that has managed to create a viable ‘floating interface’ that it aims to put into production. The system works by producing a curtain of fine vapour on to which a computer interface is projected. Custom-built gesture recognition is then used to detect the movement of your hands as it touches and passes through the mist, allowing you to interact with the items in the display. So it can be used to manipulate objects that are rendered in 3D on the screen or to produce visual effects that ripple and burst as you put your hand into the mist.

At the moment the price makes it prohibitive for home use but Displair is aiming at getting it into wider commercial use during 2014. But it does begin to show the way in which gesture-recognition and screen technology are combining to remove any need for physical computer interfaces. Find out more: http://displair.com/

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