NAME: The IllumiRoom
AUTHOR: Brett Jones, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research
DESCRIPTION: Unveiled at the CES, the IllumiRoom offers a new gaming experience based on Kinect and projections. The game is no longer limited to the TV screen but fills up the entire room. Visualisations are projected onto the wall for an even more immersive experience. The camera captures the geometry of the room to adapt the visuals in real time. The video shows what the system would be like, apparently no special effects were added in post-production, so this is the real deal.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The most amazing part of the video is how the projections make the whole room vibrate. The system is indeed exciting but you would almost want to get rid of the TV to only keep the projections. The TV screen looks ridiculously small and if the system is supposed to fill up a room, why not base the concept solely on the projector? It is is still a proof-of-concept so the IllumiRoom will surely evolve before a potential commercialisation, if it ever reaches that stage.
Source: The Next Web