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A demo video appears to show a working prototype of a computer markedly different from those we use today
The prototype includes a familiar keyboard and trackpad - but these are placed behind the OLED displa
The user simply lifts their hands from the input devices to manipulate on-screen objects
A Kinect-driven prototype desktop environment by the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group allows users to manipulate 3D objects by hand behind a transparent OLED display
The video shows the interface in action with a series of program windows stacked behind one another, with the user selecting the desired program by hand, using the depth of the workspace
Similar actions are shown to manipulate 3D objects - an exciting prospect not only for gamers, but perhaps also for architects, inventors and engineers working on 3D models
A see-through screen, digital 3D objects manipulated by hand, perspective adjustments according to the user's viewing angle - these are the core features of a prototype computer desktop user interface created by Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group. The prototype uses a "unique" Samsung transparent OLED display through which the user can see their own hands to manipulate 3D objects which appear to be behind the screen.
Read the full article: Hand-manipulated objects and transparent displays - the computer desktop of tomorrow?
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