Author: Nancy Owano
At Microsoft Research Cambridge a project prototype called Holodesk was introduced. This prototype lets you feel and touch virtual objects with your hand and displays your hand on the display screen. The prototype uses a see through display and Kinect camera to display an illusion to make the use think and feel like he/she is moving the objects. Microsoft Research is trying to enhance interactive computers such as Xbox Kinect and Wii. They are trying to make inventions that allow to interact with virtual objects.
A video of the Holodesk shows the user’s hand under a glass panel and the 3D realistic looking objects are moving accordingly with the user’s motions. The user performs actions such as moving the objects or stacking or grouping them together.
I think this invention is really cool and very important. This new technology may eventually lead to other futuristic inventions such as holograms and be an insight into what future inventions will be like. Also, this can be a building blocks for other companies such as Sony and Microsoft for video game consoles.
Investors: Microsoft- they have gotten what they want from this project and will be satisfied with the results
Consumers: other companies that may want to use this technology and they will be given a better product
1) Do you think this technology will become more popular in the future?
2)Do think video games will incorporate this technology later in the future?