Microsoft IllumiRoom – immersive interactive experience at home

It is undeniable that Microsoft got something VERY right – the Xbox with it’s Xbox Live eco-system. With the addition of the Kinect, Microsoft was able to show that they can also innovate in the game console market.

The IllumiRoom system looks to be the next innovative piece of tech that will change interactive and make it more immersive at the comfort of our homes. The system consists of a projector and the Xbox Kinect, connected to the Xbox. The projector is setup on your coffee table, projecting “complimentary” and immersive graphics around your TV.

One of the coolest aspects of this setup is the ability to create a 3D projection that is based on your actual room. The projector actually maps the image onto your furniture to complement the interactive environment.

The biggest downfall of the system is going to be the projector. They are not reliable and come with a premium price tag for their brightness. The ideal environment for a cheap projector is a dark room, which I guess will suit many teenagers in their basements.

None the less, this is a great concept that could be applied to much bigger, outdoor executions.

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Becoming ‘Iron Man’

In preparation for the April 26 theatrical release of the highly anticipated ‘Iron Man 3’, Marvel UK launched the ‘Become Iron Man’ 3D experiential tour. The ‘Become Iron Man Experience’ incorporates motion-sensor technology, 3D and augmented reality to produce a truely unique experience of testing out the Iron Man armour for yourself.

First Kinect, then LEAP, now Intel producing an Interactive Gesture Camera

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In a sure sign that the market and demand for gesture and motion sensing technology is only going to increase, Intel has recently launched their version of an interactive, gesture sensing camera called the Creative Interactive Gesture Camera.

 

via Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/11/creative-interactive-gesture-camera-intel/

Sneakers projection mapping

Yet another neat example of projection mapping. This time on sneakers!

Wavelike conveyor belt

Who thought that so much innovation could be applied to conveyor belts? This system allows moving round objects with high precision using wave-like surface. It involves machine vision for tracking.

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MTO interactive subway directory, with advertising

New York is about to get interactive kiosks installed all over their subway system. Aside from real-time service updates, they kiosks will be used as way finders and geo-targeted advertising displays.

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a kinetic clock installation.

 

2015 Volkswagon – best 3D projection mapping to date?

I LOVE the clever way in which the 2015 Golf is revealed at at the NY autoshow. The car was covered with projection friendly fabric and acted as a set piece for a video that took us through the history of the GOLF. I was not able to find who is behind this execution, but something tells me that it could be a major Canadian brand?