Luminae Glass Keyboard From TransluSense
Inspired by the future see-through interfaces from the sci-fi movies Jason Giddings created the Luminae glass keyboard. In early 2012 the project from TransluSense finished successfully its campaign on Kickstarter and now at the CES 2013 the Luminae stands in splendour: a light pipe, infrared LEDs, and visible LEDs feed signals into the artfully curved glass. The three cameras look upward from below and see when your fingers break the light pattern, in such a way recognizing what you’re doing on the glass. A smaller trackpad version will also be available. The main advantages of the glass keyboard that costs $500 are its stunning looks and that you’ll never have to shake or vacuum crumbs out from under your keys ever again. Besides users can design their own custom overlays online and set the keyboard to recognize all the custom keys and shortcuts.