SpaceTop 3D See-through Computer has been unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles.
Jinha Lee has been working on the SpaceTop 3D desktop in collaboration with Microsoft.A 3D see-through computer lets you reach through your screen.
It allows users to literally reach “into” their computer, and move files and data with their hands.
It 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.
“Programming the world will alter even our daily physical activities,” Lee said, according to The Verge.
“With our two hands we’re reaching into the digital world.”
The computer utilises electromagnetism to stay afloat and when coupled with software can be used for a variety of applications.
“It could be used in schools,” said Mr Lee.
“If kids are learning about planetary movement they can pick up a model of a planet and place it in orbit. That is tangible and makes the learning experience so much more powerful.”