Many call this a miracle project. Founded in 2010, Displair is a real breakthrough in the world of display and interface technologies. The image is projected onto an “air screen” which you can see, hear, touch, and even smell. It is touch-operated. The brains behind the project is postgraduate student from the Astrakhan State Technical University, Maxim KAMANIN.
According to experts, the emergence of technologies for screen-less displays has long been anticipated: this is the next step in the development of information visualisation. And there are ones similar to this Russian project. The Finnish Fogscreen works with water vapour which descends top-down – if you spend enough time underneath it, you can get wet. For its part, the American Heliodisplay, like the Russian development, exudes dry, treated air. However, the American product is unable to retain the image's integrity upon contact with it: a hand placed inside the screen disperses both the air stream and the image. Displair is designed so that placing a hand inside the air flow does not cause interference to the image.The developers see the demand for Displair coming from the advertising and entertainment industries, and the device would be well-suited to improving brand-communication, the creative arts, cultural events, interior design, computer games and even medicine. The screen could also be used both as an ordinary touch-sensitive terminal for receiving information, or for paying for various services. But unlike the usual panels, the air screen is totally hygienic and environmentally friendly.
The developers see the demand for Displair coming from the advertising and entertainment industries.
Displair is a resident of the two leading Russian technology parks: Skolkovo and the IT-park in Kazan.The company plans to have a pilot version of the device up and running later this year. In early 2013, the company plans to raise a second round of financing from both Russian and international venture funds. Some of the biggest ones have already positioned themselves. All funds received will be directed towards developing the product for commercial use and launching full-scale production.