– Technology latest computer with a transparent display that allows users to reach out and touch into digital content introduced recently at the TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in Los Angeles.
Researchers TED Jinha Lee has long worked on a 3D desktop computer in collaboration with Microsoft.
“Getting people to interact with machines in the same way as interacting with solid objects can make the activity much more intuitive computer use,” Lee said as quoted by the BBC.
The use of this kind of computer at the public can form in a decade, he predicted.
The system used includes a transparent LED screen with a camera attached (built-in cameras) that can read body language and eye movements of users.
Computer design is inspired by the human need to interact with objects, said Lee.
“Memories of space (spatial memory), in which our bodies can instinctively remember where the objects, is a skill that is very unique to humans,” he explained.
By applying it to the digital world, so users can more easily operate the computer and able to complete tasks more difficult.
“If you’re working on a document, you can pick it up and flip through (page) like a book,” said Lee.
For tasks that require high precision and can not do with hand gestures, available touchpad or touch board. Thus, for example, an architect can make 3D animation models.
The workings of this computer, as shown in the BBC video, manual and hands separated by a transparent monitor, so both hands can still be seen, but that seemed to be touched or held is digital content that appears on the monitor transparent.
Likewise, the keyboard and touchpad are also located behind the monitor.
“The gap between what designers and what can be done very large computer. If you can put both hands into the computer and managing digital content, then you can express ideas more fully.”
Lee, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is currently affected by military service in South Korea and was assigned to Samsung Electronics.
For him, the main purpose of this research is digitally integrate with the world of physics.
Computers are now easier to use because of the gap between the real world and the technology smaller.
“In the first generation of computers, there is a big gap, but it is getting smaller with findings such as a touch screen,” he explained. “Limitations of existing live our imagination.”