Thinking Outside the Box (and Offscreen Too!)

Sometimes we get the urge to reach into a screen and grab whatever object is on the “other side.” This is just one of the many things you can do with inFORM, an interactive interface created by a team of researchers at MIT.

Using motion sensors and computer screens, a user can physically manipulate objects from a completely different location. If inFORM is a success, the interface could potentially be used for architectural blueprints, educational supplements, 3D medical scans and so much more.

To learn more, check out this article at Smithsonian Magazine.

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