Projection

Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

A group of MIT students have developed a wearable computer that projects its display onto any nearby surface, and is controlled by hand gestures and voice-recognition.  A prototype was demonstrated at TED this week, capable of projecting a watch face onto the user's wrist after they trace a circle over it, capturing images framed by their fingers, and pulling up information about an individual and projecting it onto them during conversation.

Video demos after the cut

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DIY Fog Screen: video demo

DIY Fog Screen: video demo

Halloween may be over, but Finkbuilt's Steve Lodefink has only just got around to showing off the impressive DIY fog screen he built to befreak the local trick & treaters.  Based on the principle that you can project an image onto a moving wall of fog, Steve's home-made system creates the screen using drinking straws and a fan, and projects an eye animation.

Check out the video demo after the cut

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Microsoft SecondLight Surface adds dual-display to multitouch table

Microsoft SecondLight Surface adds dual-display to multitouch table

Despite only just releasing the SDK for their multitouch Surface table, Microsoft have already updated the system with a second layer of projection functionality.  As well as the current projected display, the new SecondLight Surface is capable of throwing a second image onto any translucent material - for instance a piece of paper - held above the table.  Developed by the company's Cambridge, UK research arm, SecondLight can be used to display, say, an image of a car on the table-top together with a moveable cutaway schematic on a handheld screen held above.

Check out the video demo of SecondLight Surface after the cut

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Runco CineWall In-wall projection system is super pricey

Runco CineWall In-wall projection system is super pricey

I'm all for luxury items, but some things border on ridiculous. And in this bad economy, it's even more disheartening to see things you could never possibly afford. But that won't stop me from writing about it!

In fact, check out the CineWall CW-95HD from Runco. This in-wall projection system utilizes the look of a flat screen TV, with the quality of front projection. It's hard to go wrong with that sort of combination.

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