Dr. Takayuki Hoshi receives the Innovative Technologies 2014 Special Award (Culture).
Category：News｜Publishing : November 4, 2014
Dr. Takayuki Hoshi, Center for Innovative Young Researchers of Nagoya Institute of Technology and Mr. Youichi Ochiai of Tokyo University receive the Innovative Technologies 2014 Special Award (Culture) for Pixie Dust.
Hoshi's ultrasonic technology and Ochiai's artistic imagination make it possible to render graphics in mid-air. The basic theory is the acoustic levitation which suspends small particles and moves them three-dimensionally. As a result, suspended particles make a regularly arranged formation to be a projection screen and moved particles make lines due to the persistence of vision. These are computer graphics rendered in the real world.
Pixie Dust website
[YouTube] Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation
[YouTube] Pixie Dust: Grapyical Levitation System