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MIT Grad student Chad Dyner has done something way cool. He has developed the technology to watch video images in free space (i.e. air). It is called the HelioDisplay, and it can be used like a touch screen display. Thats about all the information I have on it right now, but more to come.
 

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thats nice... how bout a link or something? otherwise I can say I have perfected perpetual motion...
 

jamesp

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yeah, i read about it via slashdot, but the website was down earlier.
 

Jung

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I'll be interested when they make 360º helio-displays that are capable of resolutions higher than HD quality.

Edit: At an affordable price.
 

jamesp

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Yeah, affordable is the key word there. I don't see them getting this technology HD for a few years. Though I could be completely mistaken, apparently they've already figured out how to make it interactive.
 

Jung

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Well, the article I read stated it allowed for "high resolutions" but that's definitely open to interpretation. Personally, I'd consider anything over WSXGA+ to be 'high resolution,' but some people might consider 1280x1024 to be high.
 

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Well, the article I read stated it allowed for "high resolutions" but that's definitely open to interpretation. Personally, I'd consider anything over WSXGA+ to be 'high resolution,' but some people might consider 1280x1024 to be high.
I'd agree that anything including and over WSXGA would be high def, and after thinking about it I bet we will have the technology to get resolutions like that in a very short amount of time. man, i forget sometimes how fast technology is moving.
 

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jamesp said:
I'd agree that anything including and over WSXGA would be high def, and after thinking about it I bet we will have the technology to get resolutions like that in a very short amount of time. man, i forget sometimes how fast technology is moving.
There are already tons of monitors that do that resoultion and higher, provided you use DVI. IIRC, I believe the highest res single link DVI supports is 1920 x 1200.

But yeah, it would be awesome to have that display in full HD or better resolution.
 

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dont they need to project it onto awall or something?
 

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spider1 said:
dont they need to project it onto awall or something?
Did you even bother reading the thread and links before replying? Jesus.


From the second sentence in the first post.
technology to watch video images in free space (i.e. air)