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Glass-Beads Display: Evaluation for Aerial Graphics Rendered by Retro-Reflective Particles

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We present a novel method for rendering aerial images using retro-reflective particles. Retro-reflective particles are composed of glass beads that are half-coated with mirror films. They reflect light in different directions without any significant reduction in brightness because the falling particles can rotate in all directions. We evaluate the proposed method through a comparison with conventional aerial screens, such as fog and gas.


  • Aerial imaging system
  • Projector-screen
  • Retro-reflective particles

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Ando, S., Otao, K., Ochiai, Y. (2019). Glass-Beads Display: Evaluation for Aerial Graphics Rendered by Retro-Reflective Particles. In: Stephanidis, C. (eds) HCI International 2019 - Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1032. Springer, Cham.

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