This afternoon at the Microsoft TechForum event in Redmond, the company’s researchers showed a series of prototypes and demos in areas including advanced displays and augmented-reality applications.

One of the research projects, dubbed Holoflector, includes a large, translucent mirror with an LCD panel about three feet behind it, and a Kinect camera on top.

The setup make it possible to display computer graphics in real time on and around people and objects reflected in the mirror. Demonstrating the project today, Microsoft researcher Andy Wilson showed how it could be used in conjunction with the sensors in a Windows Phone to incorporate the device’s position into the display, as well.

As with most of these projects, it’s unlikely to ship in this form, but it could influence the company’s product groups, and it’s worth watching as a general indication of where Microsoft sees technology like this going.

Here’s a Microsoft Research video that gets into more of the technology behind the project.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=94500172 Kyle Kesterson

    Freak’n Genius was next door, should’ve stopped by!

  • http://gowindowsgo.com Sam Sabri

    That is awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/gtroberts GTRoberts

    QUICK! PATENT IT!!!

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Microsoft Research on this development!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a pretty cool device to me dude. Wow.
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  • Anonymous

    Looks like a pretty cool device to me dude. Wow.
    Total-Privacy dot US

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