The projector turns any flat surface into a 23-inch high-definition touchscreen. It is able to detect movement corresponding to clicks and swipes, using a combination of infrared light and its built-in camera.
Sony Mobile says the camera operates at 60 frames per second, meaning its interface is fast and responsive to physical touch.
The Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that Sony’s innovation division, the Future Lab, first previewed as an experimental concept at SXSW last year. Now Sony Mobile is gearing up to release the product to consumers from spring 2017.
The company is positioning the Xperia Touch as a consumer device that can be used for gaming, education, online video streaming and communication.