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Technologies / SeeSpace InAiR: The World's 1st Augmented Television

Jan 10, 2014 | Technology, Second screen, Social TV, Terenin

SeeSpace InAiR: The World's 1st Augmented Television

What is InAiR?

InAiR brings you the world's first Augmented TV experience

With InAir plugged in, your TV becomes an Augmented Television. You can turn any ordinary television into a new and wonderful medium, filled with rich and dynamic information from the Web. InAiR uses your TV screen and layers in additional content from the Web and social media.

InAir works with any standard television. And InAir works with any 3D TV

When activated in 3D mode, the layers of Internet content appear to be positioned in front of the screen and can be dynamically manipulated by the viewer. These foreground layers of information appear to be holograms, and floating "in air" (and this is where our name came from).

The following video can be watched from a 3D screen in side-by-side mode and you be able to experience the InAiR interface floating in front of the screen.

Are you frequently using your laptop and television at the same time? Many of us are multi-tasking: watching TV, and at the same time surfing the Web for information, purchasing things online and communicating on social networks. By designing a centralized platform, InAiR creates a single viewing experience.

We care a lot about quality. And we have high standards for creating a rich experience: smooth animation, layering, and clean simple graphics. Our interface is very simple to use, and is designed with gesture in mind, for touch gesture on smartphones and for hand gesture.

What about the hardware?

InAiR is a smart HDMI cable. You simply plug InAiR between your TV and your set top box. InAiR connects to your wifi, with no complicated setup process. Simply “plug and play.”.

What can InAiR do?

InAiR’s intelligently identifies what you are watching on TV, automatically identifies relevant Internet and social content, processes and places layers of Web information in front of your TV screen in real time, on demand. InAiR can use the vast amount of readily available free content on the Internet to enrich your viewing experience at launch. 

Examples of InAiR content

This example demonstrates how InAiR can take an existing mobile app (Formula 1) and ports it into your InAiR viewing space. It greatly enhances your experience of the race. You can watch important information such as positions of the cars, live timing, onboard camera, etc. inline with the main program and are not required to look up and and down between screens..


When you are watching a great documentary on TV, often you would bring out your computer and start searching for relevant/related content. This example show the possibilities of projecting 3D models toward the viewers to navigate and explore. It also demonstrate the way InAiR can access open web information such as Wikipedia and other relevant sites on the Internet. In this case it's the NASA website and library of photographs.


In this example, InAiR has found links on information on a movie (Skyfall), soundtracks and artists and special information on a Jaguar featured in the movie. Viewers can also navigate information feeds from their favorite social networks.


If you watch sports, you will be able to bring up stats relevant to your sports program, while you keep watching the game. It could be players’ stats or game highlights.


When watching an interesting news on TV, have you ever wanted to check out what your favorite newspaper or blog has to say about that topic, on the Internet? InAiR can help you do that without having to turn on your computer. You can compare the TV news with relevant articles right on your screen.

Other examples


Information-on-demand TV commercial


How do you navigate InAir content?

You can navigate InAiR content in a number of ways:

1. Touch gestures: simple swipes on your mobile device

The InAiR app will be available for free on iOS, Android and Windows, allowing you to turn your smartphone, tablet or smart watch into a remote control. The screen of your device acts like a trackpad and simple gestures will allow you to navigate the InAiR content presented in 3D or in 2D.

2. Hand gestures: when paired with Kinect or Leap Motion, hand gestures can be used to manipulate the content onscreen, providing a Minority Report-like experience.