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July 22, 2014
KAIST develops TransWall, a transparent touchable display wall
Daejeon, Republic of Korea (SPX) Jul 18, 2014
At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing something beyond just looking, such as touching the displayed items or communicating with sales assistants inside the store. With TransWall, however, window shopping could become more fun and real than ever before. Woohun Lee, a professor of Industrial Design at KAIST, and his research team have recently ... read more

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