Beamatron is a new, augmented-reality concept that combines a projector and a Kinect camera on a pan-tilt moving head. The moving head is used to place the projected image almost anywhere in a room. Meanwhile, the depth camera enables the correct warping of the displayed image for the shape of the projection surface and for the projected graphics to react in physically appropriate ways. For example, a projected virtual car can be driven on the floor of the room but will bump into obstacles or run over ramps. As another application, we consider the ability to bring notifications and other graphics to the attention of the user by automatically placing the graphics within the user’s view.
This project is a depth-sensing and projection system that enables interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces. Beyond a shoulder-worn system, there is no instrumentation of the user or the environment. Foremost, on such surfaces—without calibration—Wearable Multitouch Interaction provides capabilities similar to those of a mouse or a touchscreen: X and Y locations in 2-D interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide variety of interactions. Reliable operation on the hands, for example, requires buttons to be 2.3 centimeters in diameter. Thus, it is now conceivable that anything one can do on today’s mobile devices can be done in the palm of a hand.
Cell phones have become as essential for modern sustenance as oxygen itself. Not only do they entertain us, but also keep us updated with latest information and also help us stay connected with our loved ones. Designers are covering that extra mile to come up with gadgets that will come wrapped with latest technology and attractive looks. Taking this ideology to an all new level, designer Shan Chen from China has come up with an awe-inspiring gadget named Ring Phone.
Finding nature in our proximity is such a rare sight, especially those that live in urban areas full of skyscrapers. Our busy schedules and stress are always there to take us away from ourselves and nature. Hence, we need to take some time out to be connected to nature and it could be done in the most efficient manner with the Sound Scape Audio system. It is a specially designed audio system that aims to induce a sensitive experience inside one’s home. It uses LED projector to cast images of nature while playing music through a round cut-out speaker.