Microsoft is once again in news; no, not for any patent issue, but this time it’s for demonstrating a new interactive 3D desktop prototype. Today, Microsoft has demonstrated a prototype of interactive 3D desktop. The specialty of this desktop is the transparent OLED screen made by Samsung as well as Microsoft Kinect sensors. Company has used Kinect sensor in order to generate a virtual desktop environment for users.
In this 3D desktop a keyboard is fixed beneath the transparent screen which allows users to type as they do in their normal computers. But, the most interesting feature is that when users want to interact with the desktop he/she can simply move the objects with their fingers. Even, it also tracks the movement of head and eyes position respectively. This is mainly due to the Kinetic sensor which is inbuilt in the desktop.
However, this video reminds me of the Pranav Mistry’s “Gesture interaction concept” shown at TED event few years back. Also, it sounds bit similar to Norman Jayden’s ARI from Heavy rain.
Microsoft is continuously doing research on desktop and is planning to introduce something unique which might to improve its market shares which is on constant declining each year with the induction of Tablets variants in market. If Microsoft plans to launch 3D Desktop under its own brand name, than it would would be second inning for the company desktop business after a long duration.