The MisTable Combines 3D Fog Screens With a 2D Tabletop Display

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 16, 2014
References: bristol.ac.uk & gizmag
MisTable is a tabletop fog screen display that uses a curtain of mist on which images are displayed. It was developed by a team at the University of Bristol in the UK.

The MisTable produces semi-transparent curtains of fog, on which are projected images that can be manipulated by the user. Built-in Leap Motion and Kinect motion sensors allow users to manipulate 3D images that appear to float in thin air, move content from the fog screen to the tabletop and transfer content displays from one personal fog screen to the next. The MisTable includes personal screens as well as an interaction section. These fog screens are supplemented with a tabletop display that provides a working space, allowing individuals or teams to work in highly collaborative ways.

"Users can be aware of each other's actions and can easily switch between interacting with the personal screen to the tabletop surface or the interaction section," said Professor Sriram Subramaniam of the University of Bristol. "This allows users to break in or out of shared tasks and switch between 'individual' and 'group' work."