Boffins in Japan have managed to eliminate one of the few remaining downtime havens in our always-on 21st century lives, by inventing a touch-screen display for the bath. Developed by researchers at the University of Electro-Communications’ Koike Lab, the AquaTop uses a Kinect to detect movement and user interaction with an …
Let's all install web cams in our bathrooms!
Sounds like a cool idea, but I wonder how well the projection deals with the distortions to the surface
What about bath foam?
And ordinary soap bubbles ..... Just wondering.
Re: What about bath foam?
And the other sort of bubbles which appear in the bath if you've been eating starchy food...
Re: What about bath foam? @Graham Marsden
In the unforgettable words of Bill & Ben, "flubba lubble flub flub flubble"
Still waiting for the shamaic interface.
Mine will be the one with a copy of "Freedom (TM)" in the pocket.
"Poking up a finger from underneath the water’s surface"
Yeah, a finger indeed.
Quite. They clearly did all their testing in the lab, wearing trunks. Didn't they check what floats?
"Yeah, a finger indeed."
Break out the Matey!
"allowing the user to move and object about wherever their finger goes"
I, too, dream of moving and objecting just about wherever my finger goes. It is a surreal way of expressing my freedom of speech and movement in a world where liberty appears increasingly constrained by legislation and wiretapping...
I don't know what happened. One minute I was in the bath doing the helicopter and it just crashed
This will bring marvellous extra realism
next time I re-enact the battle of Jutland
the freedom to complain
"allowing the user to move and object about wherever their finger goes." That is supposing the user has inadequate control over their finger in the first place, otherwise, no reason to object at all.
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