Touchable is a stretch when talking about Vermeer, but we’d definitely call it interactive. Instead of hiding the 360-degree display under an acrylic or glass dome it uses a parabolic reflector to float a 3D “object” in space and tracks hand motions with an IR sensor or Kinect. It’s not unlike RePro3D, but with slightly less bulky hardware. Don’t take our word for it though, check out the video after the break.
Microsoft working on Vermeer, a ‘touchable’ 360-degree holographic display (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.