Developed by a team of engineers of the University of Tokyo, AquaTop Display is a system of projection that uses the water as a screen interactive, allowing to them users put them hands "within the screen" and experience a feeling different.

Presented in the latest edition of the graphics Conference Siggraph 2013 computer, AquaTop Display is a projection system developed by some engineers of the University of Tokyo electronic communications, in particular by the Koike laboratory, which offers an interaction as a traditional interactive display, but in the water.

AquaTop display allows to be projected different contents, from spreadsheets or e-mail at movies or games using surface water, while the water is covered with an opaque powder and uses a depth sensor and a camera based on Microsoft Kinect to detect those movements that the user performs on the water.

An of their innovations is that AquaTop Display has with a system operating dedicated for recognize them movements touch of the user, both on the surface of the water as within the same, so is possible meter them hands within the water for drag an image with the function of "drag and release water" or eliminate it sinking it hand on the object reflected in it same.

It system has also with two speakers resistant to the water and a computer that controls the camera with sensor Kinect e infrared, the projector and the pigmentation of the water (that is returns of color white) to control the movement of them hands, and even add a system of lighting Led.

At the moment, AquaTop Display is a prototype, although new developments to integrate interfaces more intuitive and immersive user portend its early commercialization in the market.


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