Oct 31, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment
The newest creation from Microsoft can turn an entire room into an interactive gaming environment. RoomAlive uses multiple LCD projectors along with a Kinetic motion tracking system to turn the walls of almost any room into an active 3-D mapping grid that senses a user’s motions and instantly interacts with the game.
Motion sensors in video consoles are not new; the Wii gaming system uses them. But with the RoomAlive system, instead of a television screen, all four walls and the floor are used to create an experience that puts users inside the action. This takes virtual reality to a whole new level.
How it Works
The cameras and sensors are mounted to the ceiling, so no bulky glasses or headgear is needed. The key to this system’s uniqueness is the projector depth-camera unit, also known as a Procam. By using six Procam units to project maps, you can animate every square inch of a room.