Using Infrared Proximity sensor through glass ... possible?

Hello!

i am using a GP2Y0A21YK0F Infrared sensor to act as a switch so that when an object is close to a certain point a presentation on a screen starts.

it works pretty good, however now the thing needs to work through a thick glass pane, which the sharp sensor does not...

Before i get completely lost in tinkering with ir-emitting diodes. Is this at all possible?
Thanks a lot!

It is possible, but is likely to have problems. Depending on the thickness of the glass, its composition and whether it has some coating, the IR signal will be weaker.