Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has updated its gCubik, an amazing 3D display box whose first version was shown to the general public in June last year. The cubic box is now six-faced (the first prototype had just three faces) and features touch screens.
Users are able to view and rotate virtual objects that are placed “in the box” in three dimensions. The researchers say the 10-cm display is based on Integral Photography technology.
The new gCubik features 3.5-inch touch panels (LCD, 640×480 resolution) on all six sides, triple the brightness of the previous model (it can now be used in dark areas), speakers and 6-axis acceleration sensors, which basically turns the device into an interactive toy.