Thursday, August 26, 2010
A Japanese research team said Thursday it had developed the world's first 3D television system that allows users to touch, pinch or poke images
floating in front of them.
"It is the first time that you can feel images in the air
," said Norio Nakamura, senior scientist with the research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
"You can have the sense of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake
" when manipulating images, he told AFP by telephone.
The technology changes the shape of three-dimensional images in response to "touches
", aided by cameras that monitor how the fingers move, Nakamura said.