Seoul, Korea-based Canesta 3D-sensing patents licensee Celluon and DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera (used to be Imaging and Optics division in the past), partnered to deliver a custom diffractive optical element (DOE) that projects a virtual computer keyboard.
DOC developed the DOE for use in Celluon's MagicCube, an ultra-portable, full-sized virtual computer keyboard. DigitalOptics will be the sole manufacturer of the new keyboard DOE, which will be available in multiple languages, for Celluon, a vendor of portable input applications.
"Our laser key projection keyboard is a revolutionary step in mobile input," said Ray Cha, CEO of Celluon, Seoul, Korea. "This new DOE from DigitalOptics enables Celluon's MagicCube to extend its capabilities as a leading projection keyboard using the 3D electronic perception technology."
A Youtube video shows the keyboard in action: