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Getting all up in your Z space

This past week I experienced zCon, the conference for Infinite Z's zSpace device. zSpace is an immersive, interactive hardware and software platform for developers and users allowing interaction in a true 3D holographic-like environment. zSpace works with most standard and off-the-shelf computers so that anyone can transform a PC into a virtual-holographic computing system.

Users working in zSpace wear lightweight passive polarized eyewear and use the zSpace stylus — which feels like a normal ballpoint pen. When examining an object in zSpace, users get a realistic sense of its depth and volume. One can rotate the object or move their head around the object to see it from multiple angles.

It is a cool sensation when pulling something 'out of the screen', but I noticed most people at the conference had to be informed that this was possible.

zSpace even includes a virtual camera that users can move to visualize objects from different perspectives or even place inside objects…