LAS VEGAS (Dec. 29, 2021) – At CES® 2022, Parity Innovations, a Kyoto-based startup, will showcase the Parity Mirror, a plastic plate that can project an air-floating image of anything behind it. The imaging system, which combines the Parity Mirror, sensors and haptic devices, enables people to easily create “aerial switches” and “aerial touch panels” that they can control by “tapping,” “pressing” or “swiping” while never physically touching anything. The new “Parity Mirror 300” (300mm x 300mm) is large enough to convert images projected on PC monitors or mobile devices into aerial ones without a big price tag.
“The Parity Mirror system is an easy and affordable tool to create intuitive, non-contact
interfaces,” Parity Innovations CEO Satoshi Maekawa said. “Because it can make computer- generated images appear in mid-air in the physical world, rather than in a virtual world, our
technology has the potential to augment our living environment. We are excited to introduce
this innovative Extended Reality (ER) technology at CES 2022.”
Parity Mirror lets light through, instead of reflecting it back, to project forward an image of the object on the other side of the plate, causing the image to appear suspended in mid-air. This
effect is the result of the plate’s finely dividing light beams using discrete unit optical elements, then forming images by collecting the divided rays according to geometrical optics.
Exhibit of Parity Mirror WHEN: Jan. 5-8
WHERE: J-Startup Pavilion, Eureka Park
About Parity Innovations
Parity Innovations Co. Ltd. Is a Kyoto-based imaging technology startup. Founded in December 2010, the company is engaged in practical research and system development of various optical elements, such as the mass production and upsizing of the new optical element, “Parity
CES is one of the world’s largest technology trade shows that takes place annually in Las Vegas. CES 2021 made history by bringing together more than 2,000 companies, including 700 startups online – a scale unheard of for all-digital events. CES will return to Las Vegas in 2022 while also holding digital exhibitions. At CES 2020 held prior to the new coronavirus pandemic, 4,600 companies showcased 20,000 new products and services.