LightBeam is a new pico projector technology that allows any surface to be transformed into an interactive display. LightBeam has been developed by a team of researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität Darmstadt. Watch the video after the jump to see Lightbeam in action, together with everyday objects being used as remote control devices.
The LightBeam system uses a pico projector that has been combined with a Microsoft Kinect motion controller and a depth-sensing camera. Which enables the system to provide interactive motion control to projected presentations.
As well as transforming surfaces into interactive display the system can also be used with everyday objects as remote controls for the system. Originally developed to see how users would interact with physical objects using LightBeam. But it soon came to the researchers attention that physical objects could also be used to remote control the system if desired.
The new LightBeam Technology will be showcased at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012 in Texas, during May. More information on the system is available as a PDF here.
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