Is It Bath Time Yet?: Cool Interactive Bathwater Display

August 9, 2013


This is a video demonstration of Aquatop, an interactive display projected onto the surface of a milky bath (made using bath salts -- actual bath salts, not the drug that makes you want to eat other people's faces) using a projector and Kinect motion controller. I am going to get SO PRUNEY.

AquaTop Display is a projection system that uses white water as a screen surface. This system allows the user 's limbs to freely move through, under and over the projection surface. Our system uses a depth camera to detect input on and over the water surface to allow for interactions such as protruding fingers out from under the water surface and scooping up the water with both hands. These type of interactions are not normally possible with current impenetrable rigid surfaces. For example, by floating one 's limbs on the water surface, it is also possible to fuse one 's body with the displayed objects for further augmented interaction by 'becoming one' with the screen.

Heck yeah, "becoming one" with the screen -- the possibilities are endless! Unfortunately, men will never get passed using the system to watch p0rn and wave their penises around the surface of the water pretending they're the actor's. I'm a realist.

Hit the jump for a video demo.

Thanks to Carmen, who tried to tell me if you sit in a bath for too long you can get so pruney you can never get un-pruney. I am willing to take that chance.

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