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September 01, 2014
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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Development of an autostereoscopic display that can project 3D contents in to mid-air

As a part of JST CREST project, Dr. Susumu Tachi (Guest Professor) and Dr. Kouta Minamizawa (Associate Professor) from Graduate School of Media design at Keio University has developed an autostereoscopic display system named “HaptoMIRAGE” that can project 3D content onto mid-air allowing simultaneous multi-user seamless interaction with mixed-reality environments. These 3D content can be superimposed on to real world objects, and users can see the 3D content without wearing any special eyewear like polarized glasses and experience motion parallax and binocular parallax. The 3D content is projected on to mid-air where no obstacles around so that the user is freely able to use his/her hands to interact with the projected content. Furthermore, the CG content and the real world appear seamlessly connected and allow new user experiences and interactions along both worlds. The results of this research can be applied into areas such as interactive 3D content fused with real world seamlessly to provide next generation digital signage at public spaces, entertainment systems such as arcade games, etc. The result of the HaptoMIRAGE system was exhibited in the Japan’s largest game developers conference “CEDEC 2014” which was held at Pacifico Yokohama on September 2 to 4.

Researcher Information

Research Area “Creation Human-Harmonized information Technology for Convivial Society”
Research Theme “Construction and Utilization of Human-Harmonized ‘Tangible’ Information Environment”


[About Research]
Susumu Tachi, Ph.D.
Guest Professor, Graduate school of Media design, Keio University
URL: http://www.tachilab.org

[About Program]
Koji Matsuo
Strategic Research Department, JST


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