A SpaceTop 3D See-through Computer was worked on by Jinha Lee in collaboration with Microsoft.
The A 3D see-through computer allows a user to reach through the screen.
It allows users to literally reach “into” their computer, and move files and data with their hands.The user can reach into the projected 3D output space with his/her hands to directly manipulate the windows.
Users can casually open up the See-Through 3D Desktop and Type on the keyboard or use a trackpad as in traditional 2D operating environment. Windows or files are perceived to be placed in a 3D space between a screen and the input plane. The user can lift up his hands to reach the displayed windows and arrange them in this 3D space.
A unique combination of a transparent display and 3D gesture detection algorithm collocates input space and 3D rendering without tethering or encumbering users with wearable devices.
See-through 3D desktop is a term for the entire ensemble of necessary software hardware and design technological components for realizing this volumetric operating environment.
A 3D see-through computer uses a transparent LED screen, 3D graphics and camera-monitored gesture controls to create the illusion of a box behind the monitor.
Users place their hands behind the screen to manipulate the icons and apps, while a camera tracks their eye position and adjusts the angle, making it appear as though the box is really 3D.
Interesting about the SpaceTop 3D See-Through computer is that humans can reach into the digital world.