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Tangible display makes 3D images touchable


"A system that makes three dimensional images solid enough to grasp has been unveiled by Japanese firm NTT. It could let businesspeople shake hands from across the globe or allow museum visitors to feel precious exhibits that are normally out of reach, the company says."

"The prototype Tangible 3D system combines a 3D display with a 'haptic glove.' The display creates lifelike images appear in just in front of a flat screen. It creates the illusion of depth by showing slightly different images to each of the viewer's eyes. This means no special glasses are needed."

–– NewScientist.com News Service, June 29, 2007

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