As the name suggests, Displair is an interactive display made of air. Well, not exactly air — Water vapor shoots out of a stand to create a moving, undulating and truly unique display that floats in front of you. Your computer or tablet screen is mirrored on the display, and you interact with it just as you would with a touchscreen. Tap buttons, pinch to zoom, and swipe just like you usually do.
A camera behind the display picks up movements, much like the Microsoft Kinect. What makes Displair’s camera especially impressive is that it can recognize movements with an accuracy of down to one centimeter, allowing it to register fine movements like taps.
Displair plans to bring the product to market in the first or second quarter of this year. And at $15,000, it isn’t cheap. The high price means it will probably only be marketed at advertisers, hotels and exhibitors, but the Russia-based company hopes to make one for consumers at some point.