MIT Media Lab have created a new viewing concept called Infinity-by-Nine, which provides users with additional imagery that targets your peripheral vision. Projecting extensions to the side of the main screen, taking advantage of the reduced sensitivity to detail in our peripheral vision. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and the concept explained in more detail.
The Infinity-by-Nine immersive projection system has been developed by Daniel Novy and V. Michael Bove Jr, and is equipped with custom developed software. Which has been designed to render real-time extensions of the main screen projection. The technology used within the system will allow it to be rolled out and used with already existing home entertainment hardware, without the need to upgrade.
“We expand the home video viewing experience by generating imagery to extend the TV screen and give the impression that the scene wraps completely around the viewer. Optical flow, color analysis, and heuristics extrapolate beyond the screen edge, where projectors provide the viewer’s perceptual vision with low-detail dynamic patterns that are perceptually consistent with the video imagery and increase the sense of immersive presence and participation. We perform this processing in real time using standard microprocessors and GPUs.”
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