Pico projector prototype used for interactive phone calls

The concept of pico projectors is an interesting one, although it’s probably a piece of technology which isn’t for everyone. However researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, have come up with a pretty novel concept of using a pico projector together with a smartphone that enables the sharing of data whilst on the phone.

As you can see in the photo above, the pico projector will project an image onto a surface, which is roughly the size of two tablets. One side of the display will be your phone’s menu/user interface, while the other will belong to the person on the other end of the line, assuming that they are using the same device as well.

From these screens, the users will be able to share data with each other and can drag and drop files onto each other’s screens. Users will also be able to share other forms of data as well, such as the sharing of calendars. The screens will be updated in real time so both parties will be able to see changes on the spot. As you can see from the video below, the pico projector attachment is by no means small, and is rather bulky, but should they manage to put it into production and shrink it down, this could very well be one of the new ways we interact with each other and share data in the future.

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