Virtual projection demoed with iPhones (with video)

“Researcher trio Dominikus Baur, Sebastian Boring, and Steve Feiner have put forward a paper showing how virtual projection could be a staple feature of smartphones and tablets in the future,” Electronista reports.

“Using iPhones as testbeds, the technique would send a rapid-fire series of screenshots to a desktop display or TV using the rear camera to provide a frame of reference for where the image appears,” Electronista reports. “It not only wouldn’t need the exact positioning of a real projector but could be resized at will or support multiple projections, either from multiple devices or just one.”

Electronista reports, “The nature of the projection still lets it display videos and live interaction. User would also be free to apply live effects filters to some or all of the image.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. A laser projected virtual keyboard would be useful indeed… yet how well in natural day light could this actual function. Also why such amazing features on a iPhone — put it on a Desktop model first – ahhhh WHERE there is a NEED there is a WILL… and we consumers not KNOW what we NEED until we use it.

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