Sony’s Future Lab R&D division debuted its new 'Interactive Tabletop' at SXSW to the delight of festival attendees. While moveable light projections may sounds like something out of a science fiction book, Sony has demonstrated that such products are already in the works.
The Interactive Tabletop concept from Sony is a device that allows users to control light projections with nothing more than their fingertips. The device is essentially a projector that uses depth and motion sensors to determine where an individual's hands are in relation to the light that is being projected onto a surface. The data from the sensors is then uses to move the projected light in relation to the user's hands. The device is even able to recognize when objects are placed on a surface.
Although the product is just a prototype, Sony's demo at SXSW demonstrates the future of projection technology.