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.

  • Eva Karea

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  • catallergy

    Thats really cool. Although when the underwater speaker is activated, it sounds like someone is farting in the bathtub.

  • Amplifide

    "will never get PAST."

  • mingya

    Electricity + water + vigorous gameplay... seems legit

  • Matthew Anderson

    I don't know about "more intuitive," but neat.

  • Forblat

    They were pushing that a little too hard, but I guess you gotta push your product.

  • Sooo.... The future of interactive computing is... milky bathwater.

    I did not see that coming.

  • CallMeMaster

    Did anyone else watch the video and think "I can watch porn with this."?

  • viscusregnum

    ughhhhhh one of the first things i thought was "holy shit i wonder if a penis woud work with that" and im a chick. (╥﹏╥)

  • Carissa Lynn van Raak

    sooo... I would probably just end up living the rest of my life as a bathtub mermaid.

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