Intel makes a giant "Minority Report" style touch display for... shopping?
Well know what we like to do with Intel Core i7 CPUs inside our systems. But Intel has a different sort of application that it demonstrated using its latest chip technology.
At the Intel booth, we saw an interactive floor plan that could be used by retailers to both help the customer find what they are looking for, adding things to their shopping list, as well as advertise new products.
While digital floor plans are already in use in some malls, this cool feature for this system is that the display is transparent. The viewing angle of the images is quite limited, so the display is most visible to those standing directly in front of it. For those viewing it from the side, it appears as just a clear window.
The big clear panel is touch sensitive so consumers just need to touch what they want to see. To the side of the clear display is a bright flat panel that could be used to advertise new products or special offers.
The software runs on Windows Embedded 7 and a Core i7 CPU.