Touchable 3D system could put a holodeck in every living room

In recent times movie theaters and television manufacturers have been banking on 3D, often with horrible results, but a new system that offers "touchable 3D" could be the virtual answer we've all been hoping for.

Developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the "real-time VR space creation system," officially called i3Space, attaches a series of fingertip modules to your hands that offer an illusionary tactile and kinesthetic sense interface allowing you to manipulate 3D imagery. The research group hopes to make the system available for use soon in the medical field and possibly as a new kind of video game interface.

Via Nikkei

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