Each year during TechFest, Microsoft Research displays a collection of cutting-edge research projects that offer new functionalities for Microsoft products and, often, for the greater research ecosystem.
Details are available from Microsoft Research at
While exploring work being undertaken by the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group regarding Smart Displays and the use of Wedge Technology
I came across this interesting video demonstrating a number of techniques for future Smart Interactive Displays (although I do note that this video was posted about a year ago!)
Several demonstrations are shown in this video in which 3D information is taken as input and given as output through a smart display: a steerable autoStereo 3-D display, a steerable multiview Display, a retro-reflective air-gesture display, a display that can see, and a Kinect based virtual window
(video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahynrIjTrZ8 )
Videos covering recent topics described at TechFest 2012 can be found on the website at