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Japan develops 'touchable' 3D TV technology

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  1. Easy Rhino

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    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.74f06613ea91a1f1041b96c96477427f.6d1&show_article=1

    this is awesome!

    Japan develops 'touchable' 3D TV technology

    A Japanese research team said Thursday it had developed the world's first 3D television system that allows users to touch, pinch or poke images floating in front of them.

    "It is the first time that you can feel images in the air," said Norio Nakamura, senior scientist with the research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

    "You can have the sense of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake" when manipulating images, he told AFP by telephone.

    The technology changes the shape of three-dimensional images in response to "touches", aided by cameras that monitor how the fingers move, Nakamura said.

    It is not known when the technology will be put to practical use but its creators see it being used to simulate surgical operations and in video game software allowing players to experience the sensation of holding weapons or sports equipment.

    It could even use scanned images to supplement existing realities, said Nakamura.

    "This technology could create a virtual museum where visitors, including vision-impaired people, can put their hands on valuable sculptures that are usually untouchable," Nakamura said.
     
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    Video or it didn't happen:p

    Very cool concept though!
     
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    I heard about something like this last week. From what I heard, it doesn't give you a sense of touch and it can't make you 'feel', this is apparently a misinterpretation of Mr. Nakamura's words.
    "It is the first time that you can feel images in the air" should really say
    "It is the first time that images react your touch in the air"

    "You can have the sense of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake" should really say
    "You can have the power of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake"
    It would have to be done with gloves, not cameras...
    Until I see proof, common sense stops me from believing the 'making you feel' bit.
     
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    that is what i was thinking.
     
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    either way, I can see this going to dirty uses.
     
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    just like everything else.
     
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    Man.....I hope so. :D :toast: :rockout:
     
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    japan+touchable 3D=alot of dirty towels and lonely men:shadedshu
     
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    Wait? but what about when he says " experience the sensation of holding weapons or sports equipment."
     
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    I want smellyvision. Ideal for the cooking channels.
     
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    That is (apparently) the reporter/editor mistaking Mr. Nakamura words. Nakamura didn't actually say " experience the sensation of holding weapons or sports equipment.", the reporter said it.
    Different dialects. The word "feel" and "sense of touch" may seem appropriate to a Japanese person, but to us conveys a different meaning. If English is a second language to someone, saying feel and meaning touch is an easy mistake to make.
    Nakamura didn't say anything that definately implied you can "feel" things, and I think they would have focussed HEAVILY on the feel factor, stating technologies used, etc.

    But, I would absolutely LOVE to be definitively corrected. Maybe I can experience the feel of money again, instead of it all going to Scan!

    Not trying to spread it as fact, just my opinion there's no feel.
     
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    Now I can satisfy my Megan Fox fantasies.
     
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    This FTMFW.
     
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    Only available if you buy additional Creative Labs SmellBlaster X-Fi card. :D
     

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