Back Projection Screen
A back projection screen is a translucent screen upon which the image is generated from behind. CAVE VR systems typically make use of these, in creating the complete surround VR interface.
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An interactive projection system, building on the virtual keyboard, offers a second type of augmented reality display for the smartphone - Enlarged projection onto any surface.
In September 2003, the BBC announced that it had finally found a new technology to replace the age old 'blue screen' - a virtual environment, projected straight on to the studio wall.
The virtual laser keyboard first appeared in mid 2005, and is a product of machine vision and projection technology. The emitter itself is about the size of a small mobile phone, and so can be discretely attached to any handheld device.
In mid December 2008, Nokia designer and human behavioural researcher Jan Chipchase posed the question on what the skyline of our towns and cities would look like under the tinting of augmented reality displays, filtering systems, and projection technologies.
A previous news snippet from 11/09/2003, looking at the Heliodisplay, a device for projecting Star-Wars like holograms into mid-air.
Industry news, originally posted 10-02-2005. Researchers from the New York State Department Of Health and MIT show it is possible to use brainwaves picked up by electrodes attached to the outside of the scalp to move a cursor around a computer screen.
This frame is from the widescreen version of ?Final Flight of the Osiris?, one of the Animatrix animated shorts. It has been considerably scaled back from the original material. However, you can clearly see the detail and realistic motion the CG figures possess. This is easily equal to any passive CG sequence created today. Yet, it was actually created back in 2003. It is here to remind us that the technologies developed for interactive CG, do in fact scale to passives, just fine.
This frame is from the widescreen version of ?Final Flight of the Osiris?, one of the Animatrix animated shorts. It has been considerably scaled back from the original material. Still, it exists to showcase the state of CG faces back in 2003. At least the CG possible when interactive VR techniques are applied to a passive VR production. In the years since this animation short came out, normal passive CG specialists have caught up. The question we ask here is, how come it took four years for them to catch up?
Fogscreen is a holoprojection method that utilises a layer of artificially fogged air as a display screen for projected content. It in effect, creates a cascading curtain of wet air that can be walked through whilst displaying moving, bright, images.
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The "Immersive Dome" puts viewers at the heart of the action and lets them actively participate. Instead of the conventional surround sound, a three-dimensional aural experience awaits visitors. At IBC, the trade show for the electronics ...
IBM's display laboratories have demonstrated a low-cost way to get high-resolution 3D images from a large-screen television or home-cinema projector that's already on the market.
IBM expects that the technology could be bui...
Intel silicon technology that was expected to bring about high-definition, large-screen TVs with clearer pictures than current systems for less than $2,000 (US) will not debut this year.
The new Intel technology, code-named C...
In response to recent attempts at open source multi touch, Microsoft has introduced a new multitouch platform, called LaserTouch, which includes hardware that's cheap enough to retrofit any display into a touch screen.
Any high schooler sneaking a text message in class can confirm that fingering the right buttons on a cell phone is a cinch, even if it's hidden in your pocket. But how about on a glass touch screen?
By next year, these might...