Microsoft Research Shows Transparent 3D OLED With Kinect

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zerghumper

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Despite the limitations this is still pretty neat. I could see myself using it for all kinds
of tasks as long as there's little to no lag in the response times.
 

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might be impractical but it may spawn into something different in the future, like how MP3 plays spawn the iPod, smartphone spawn the iPhone, tablets spawn the iPad and TVs spawn the Apple TV.

See what I did there.
 

SteelCity1981

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Aretty neat although this maybe not pratical it does open the door to many pratical designs around something like this in the future, like concept cars do for modern cars.
 

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[citation][nom]twstd1[/nom]Wow, was I the only one who noticed that these engineers are like 16? That really made me feel old and slow...[/citation]

They are young indeed. But with us old school guys comes experience and the know how of what works good and what doesn't.
 

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a bad idea all around... useing a monitor like that... see though oleds may be the cool thing right now, but in use they would be crap.

if you want a mor practical version of this, you need 2 kinects minimum, and a head mount display that can track motion, possibly also have a kinect on it. that way you have a 360 degree orb, you can look around for the window you want, and point to it, or possibly ever look it, it zooms in a bit, and a double blink would mean that is what you select.

now the 3d motions for gestures, though interesting, are impractical, as a mouse can do it better more acuratly.

what this could do with several connects, would be something along the lines of making virtual clay in a 3d program... so you can rough out a 3d object,
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]a bad idea all around... useing a monitor like that... see though oleds may be the cool thing right now, but in use they would be crap. if you want a mor practical version of this, you need 2 kinects minimum, and a head mount display that can track motion, possibly also have a kinect on it. that way you have a 360 degree orb, you can look around for the window you want, and point to it, or possibly ever look it, it zooms in a bit, and a double blink would mean that is what you select. now the 3d motions for gestures, though interesting, are impractical, as a mouse can do it better more acuratly. what this could do with several connects, would be something along the lines of making virtual clay in a 3d program... so you can rough out a 3d object,[/citation]

No offense, but you knock this idea ... and your solution is to have the user where a head mount and blink to control interactions? That would be annoying after about 2 seconds of use. And your eyes would certainly get sore from constant "double blinking".

People aren't going to go from a traditional screen to wearing some helmet to use their computer. It'll have to be a subtle transition. I could see this technology slowly evolving computing into something awesome, but it will take some time. This (or something similar) is a logical next step.



 

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Sorry Microsoft, but you are a little late - apple has all that technology implemented in the "new" iPad 2's magical display - and Apple is about to sue you for copying the rectangular shape of your semi-transparent oled display, kinect, the movements of the hands to manipulate objects, and the movements of the eyes when they look at the screen (this last patent is in the process of being approved because apple is having a little trouble owning the patent of a person looking at a display because they were not sure the magical retina display would be ready on the ipad by now) - so apple invented all of this already and more - there
 

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Come on, it's impractical to the max. The traditional keyboard and optical mouse are irreplaceable when it comes to productivity. In some applications and simple games a touchscreen is welcome, but anything more complicated will not have success on the market. Maybe if you put an Apple sticker on it ;)
 

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Take the transparent OLED, put it into a set of glasses, apply one camera to monitor each eye and a third to monitor the user's hands, and ... instant Head-Up Display!

*That* would be cool, and it sounds like they have the basic technology to do it now.
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]a bad idea all around... useing a monitor like that... see though oleds may be the cool thing right now, but in use they would be crap. if you want a mor practical version of this, you need 2 kinects minimum, and a head mount display that can track motion, possibly also have a kinect on it. that way you have a 360 degree orb, you can look around for the window you want, and point to it, or possibly ever look it, it zooms in a bit, and a double blink would mean that is what you select. now the 3d motions for gestures, though interesting, are impractical, as a mouse can do it better more acuratly. what this could do with several connects, would be something along the lines of making virtual clay in a 3d program... so you can rough out a 3d object,[/citation]

Yah i saw that one....
http://video.adultswim.com/aqua-teen-hunger-force/e-helmet.html

 

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[citation][nom]voodoobunny[/nom]Take the transparent OLED, put it into a set of glasses, apply one camera to monitor each eye and a third to monitor the user's hands, and ... instant Head-Up Display! *That* would be cool, and it sounds like they have the basic technology to do it now.[/citation]

The US Navy is doing that with the control systems for the new F/A-38
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]This has little use at home but......The possibilities of this thing in CAD/CAM, medical(like DNA string manipulation), etc are endless...gg[/citation]
Do you see a doctor playing with this while someone is dying next to him in the emergency room?
 
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This would be great, but only if the display is built into eye glasses. Then, add GPS and head tilt information to the glasses and you could have some amazing augmented reality applications and CAD/CAM ala Solid Works stuff.
 
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