Tag Archives: levitation

Japanese researchers create levitating chair prototype

from DVICE:

The concept works almost exactly like an air hockey table, with a series of air compressors mounted to the bottom of the chair.

As it stands (or floats), the chair has a lot of problems. It wouldn’t work on rub or the tatami mats they have in Japan, for instance, and its ground clearance doesn’t give it too many options when it comes to uneven terrain. Still, the chair is just a prototype and the researchers are looking for investors — so maybe they have some grander designs.

Concept 2020: Holographic phone with levitating mouse ball

from Trendhunter (via Emergent Futures)

The Black Hole mobile concept design was made for Apple and predicted for 2020:

The holographic phone has a central mouse ball that levitates and allows the user to control all the phone functions and applications in mid-air.

By just opening the palm of your hand, the central ball rises into the air and opens up the phone’s applications.