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 façade 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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