New Microsoft IllumiRoom Video Shows Reveals More Details About It

We have already seen Microsoft’s IllumiRoom project via tech demo at CES by Microsoft. There were reports in the last few weeks that Microsoft may release a consumer product based on Microsoft’s research’s IllumiRoom. IllumiRoom augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience.

IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds. For example, our system can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.

Our system uses the appearance and the geometry of the room (captured by Kinect) to adapt the projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics. What you see in the videos below has been captured live and is not the result of any special effects added in post production.

Read more about it at IllumiRoom: Peripheral Projected Illusions for Interactive Experiences.

Source: MSR

  • rockuz

    I would like to use it playing Dead Space 3, probably scare the crap out of me.

  • Rikkirik Contrera

    This is great.

  • koenshaku

    interesting, I could see myself buying some gimmicky stuff like this.

  • PoohGQ

    Time for MS to stop showing us Research and put this stuff on the market. It’s a pain when I see some cool technology they spent so many years developing and some small company out of no where beats them to market.

    • Alex

      Microsoft showed the Kinect at 2009 E3 and started shipping 16 months later.