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.

A million times

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?

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Amazingly Realistic

Take a look at this video of a real time graphics character demo by Activision R&D – this character is scarily lifelike and amazingly realistic.

http://mashable.com/2013/03/28/activision-uncanny/

This is a longer video showing a demo of Face Works technology (skip to the 8:30 mark to see the demo of the face)

 

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The Peanut Gallery – talk to your browser

Google has a substantial amount of Chrome experiments. This one is really clever and fun. It uses your microphone and the Web Speech API to narrate a silent film. There are many black and white films to choose from. The Web Speech API was to recognize about 90% of what I was saying, which is huge given my accent!

Check it: https://www.peanutgalleryfilms.com/

 

94Fifty – bluetooth basketball tracks your game play

As sensors become cheaper by the day, they make their way into almost all everyday objects. 94Fifty’s $200 basketball contains a whole bunch of sensors that can transmit your every dribble, spin and shot trajectory all over Bluetooth 4.0 to your mobile device. The basketball needs to be charged (that sounds so weird) wirelessly after 8 hours of usage. It even has a training mode to make you a better baller!!!

See the official site here: http://www.94fifty.com/

GAME GOLF – seamless golf tracker

Gadgets and gimmicks that make you a better golfer are a dime a dozen. GAME GOLF’s take on improving the the white-collar sport is different. The smart-phone sized device sits on your belt and tracks all your game essentials. It will come with a collection of sensors that you can attach to your clubs. Before every swing, a small tap on the device with the club’s handle (where the sensor is placed) is all that is needed to register the club with the device. From then on, you can see your game’s progress on a Google map-like interface, share your stats with friends etc…

It looks like the usage of the device is going require a monthly subscription.

It surely looks neat, yet I have many doubts about how accurate the device is going to be in the real world. It promisses a lot of analytics that I can only see gathered if the golf ball had a sensor in it as well.

We shall wait and see. The project is currently in a “kickstarter” phase.

Video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rPXMZE4ExYo#!

Site is here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/game-golf-change-the-golf-experience-forever-for-everyone

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MYO, The Next Generation of Gesture Control

Here is an armband that users wear and let’s them interact with digital technology – Using electrical activity in your muscles, the armband measures electrical activity in muscles instantly to wirelessly connect to computers, phones, ect…

Watch the video and view the website here: https://getmyo.com/