A Dynamically Transparent Window

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Dynamically Transparent Window

This sort of thing will interest any retailer wanting to slow people down when walking past their shop window (mirrors according to Paco Underhill also work) – the Dynamically Transparent Window responds to the movements of people passing by.

The windows are fitted with electro-chromatic foil, which can change from opaque to transparent when an electric current runs through it. By using strips or rectangles of the foil, narrow bands on the fa├žade change in order to reveal what is on display in the store, when people walk by the window.

The Dynamically Transparent Window has been developed by a team from CAVI and the Department of Information & Media Studies at The University of Aarhus in Denmark and their Digital Experience web site is well worth a visit.

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