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WATCH: Transparent shower door video screen

The LCD simulates wiping steam off a shower door.

The prototype was created by a team from a Japanese creative agency called Image Source (which it shortens to IMG SRC) as part of an in-house hackathon that challenged designers and engineers to come up with interesting uses for transparent LCD displays.

According to Gizmodo, the team created the “Wipe Fake” prototype in just two months. The transparent LCD screen was paired with a touchscreen interface that reacts to swipes and finger gestures to wipe away the opaque parts of the panel, revealing what’s behind it like a layer of steam and humidity being wiped off a shower door. The effect looks especially convincing thanks to the virtual water drops that appear to run down the panel as the thin layer of simulated humidity coalesces into larger drops.

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