People may soon have the ability to interact with 3D games and animation. Thanks to RePro 3D, a technology developed by researchers from Keio University in Japan, 3D technology is moving in a direction that will allow for a more personal interaction with 3D imaging.
The system uses a glasses-free 3D projector to display an image floating in midair, while an infrared camera registers hand movements. Tactile feedback is provided by a wired device strapped on the user’s finger to enhance realism.
This is similar to Microsoft’s HoloDesk project. It combines a Kinect sensor and beam-splitter to create a 3D environment that allows you to manipulate virtual objects with your hands.
It is clear from the video on the left that this technology is no where near ready for the production line, but it does give an interesting look at what’s to come in 3D.