CES 2014 Demo: Window Shading Technology Uses Optical Filters

At the 2014 International CES®, held January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, over 200 exhibits featuring new consumer technologies are on display in the Eureka Park TechZone. Over 20 of those exhibits are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which partners with UP Global, General Electric Company, and AT&T, to showcase up and coming small businesses. One of these businesses is SmarterShade. In this demo, the company shows one of several possible applications for their window shading technology - images hidden in glass revealed by the precise position of optical filters. Though smart window technology has been around for a while, cheaper, more adaptable options are needed. SmarterShade energy-saving technology darkens windows and can be user-controlled without any power.