No. 158: Display to show an image as if it hovers in the open space (September 9, 2010)
A venture business named Albedo in the Tokyo metropolitan area developed the technology the display that shows an image as it hovers in the open space. The company applied the head up display technology that allows information like speed to come up on the windshield of car and airplane. It wishes to apply the newly developed technology to digital signage and product display. The developed display is made up of a projector, a mirror, and two screens. An image of the projector is reflected to the first screen using the mirror, and the reflected image runs through the almost transparent second screen. The image is refracted, and the viewer sees the image as it is behind the second screen. The newly developed display is 20-40 cm wide and 30-60 cm high. Depending on the size, it is priced at 200,000-600,000 yen. It is possible to increase the width to more than 100 cm. The company already sold several units to a leading printing company planning to use them for product display, and it is receiving several inquiries.
Related web page: http://www.albedo.co.jp/