Microsoft 'holodeck': Turn Entire Living Room into Virtual Game
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Microsoft 'holodeck': Turn Entire Living Room into Virtual Game

Microsoft has revealed an astonishing prototypes projector and scanner than can turn an entire living room into a virtual computer game environment. According to wikipedia, a holodeck, in the fictional Star Trek universe, is a simulated reality facility located on starships and starbases. '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.

Microsoft has revealed an astonishing prototypes projector and scanner than can turn an entire living room into a virtual computer game environment.

According to wikipedia, a holodeck, in the fictional Star Trek universe, is a simulated reality facility located on starships and starbases.

Late last year, Microsoft took out a patent on creating their own gaming holodeck that will turn your entire living room into a computer game screen. One Minute News (video above) explains the concept in detail with a rather annoying fellow who's taken one too many vitamin pills, called Mackinley, putting on a fake exaggerated smile and going berzerk.

Dailymailreports that Microsoft has revealed an astonishing prototypes projector and scanner than can turn an entire living room into a screen. The system 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.

The Kinect sensor, more usually used to allow users to control computer games, is known to contain several sensors capable of tracking a user's movement in highly accurate detail. Microsoft also shows of the system scanning a room to create the perfect 'holodeck'.

The Kinect will also be able to recognise the furniture in your room, either incorporating chairs and tables directly into the game, or masking them by adapting the video output to render the items invisible.

It conjures up an image where a gamer could literally turn around in their living room to see an enemy sneaking up behind them.

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'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.'

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