Who is not into 3D? Movies – and even TV series – are jumping into the 3D bandwagon, and people are only clamoring for more. Now, we have something to make us even more excited about the 3D realm. Leave it to Japanese inventors to call dibs on “touchable” 3D technology!
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) just announced this new technology that they have been working on. Dubbed i3Space, this will allow people to experience 3D on their television sets in a way they have never done so before.
How does it work?
You will need a device that you have to attach to your fingertips. This device will give the person using it a sensory experience – both tactile and kinesthetic – as if he/she were touching the 3D image in real life. Talk about a “real” virtual experience (yeah, that oxymoron, I know). The technology makes use of multiple cameras, ensuring that there are no blind spots.
For now, we do not have all the details about the system, but news is that the Institute will be sharing more information on i3Space later on this month at the CEDEC 2010. This event is going to be held from August 31 to September 2, 2010 at Yokohama City, Japan. In case you’re wondering, the CEDEC is a conference for game developers.
That caught your attention, didn’t it? Yes – just imagine how awesome your gaming experience will be if i3Space were supported by your favorite gaming platform? The system is in its very early stages, but if things go according to plan, we should have something in the near future.
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