Set to be launched in June, the table is powered by technology from Swiss company, Atracsys, who have worked with Sony during the past 12 months to develop the 35″ display table with a Fill HD screen with a high contrast.
Specifically designed for mass retail stores, the PC interacts with any devices placed on top of it. The system can also analyse body movements of a body, arm, hand or finger. Sony says it can also read a user’s age, sex and feelings such as happiness, anger, surprise, sadness and neutrality.
It uses two Sony ISS XCD-V60 cameras to create a 3D image. The cameras can then be used to control a cursor, avatar or robot. Whether multi-touch input is supported is unknown, but likely. No pricing for the atracTable has been revealed. The device was originally developed for the medical field, but can also serve gaming, industrial or retail businesses.
Earlier this year Microsoft launched a $20,000 desktop PC called Surface.