Head Tracking 3D VR Display with WiiRemote

Along with multi-screen games and mobile devices, this technology (which is really just reusing devices we already have) can be, literally, a game changer.

Johnny Chung Lee has done some amazing things with the Wii before; some of which I have posted about previously.  One of my favorites is the Low-Cost Multi-Point Interactive Whiteboard.

He keeps a YouTube page you can subscribe to.

iOS5 AirPlay Mirror Gaming

There are many things about the new iOS5 that will be exciting. One is the improved Airplay experience.

The gaming experience takes it a step further by not just mirroring what is on the iPad onto the screen, but also creating two separate screens, each with its own use and feedback.

Click to see the video.

 

32″ Android Touchscreen Device

What do you think about having a 32-inch Android-powered touchscreen display in your living room? The engineers at SKR Technology in Japan have been working on exactly that.

The company usually builds digital signage, they were approached by some customers who wanted a large screen device that had multi-touch functionality similar to a smartphone. They tried building a solution around Windows 7, but it didn’t work as smoothly as they wanted. So they turned towards Android, but were disappointed to find out that none of their suppliers supported the OS.

For their next move, they built their own interface that allows an Android-powered device to interact with multi-touch displays. In the video embedded below the display works quite well, mirroring everything on the Android device’s screen.

Not yet available commercially, but I think my 2 year old can’t wait to get her fingers and hands on it.

One problem: Gorilla Arms!

 

USB Foot Control for Any Software

One more (I can’t resist) step toward full body interfaces. Great idea for many reasons and situations and as an alternative to keyboards, mouse, joystick, etc.
MojoKid writes

“When it comes to controlling your favorite PC title, you’ve got a few options. There’s a mouse. There’s a keyboard. There’s a control pad and the joystick. Now, there’s one more option apparently. Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI) announced today the SoftStep KeyWorx multi-touch foot controller, the world’s first foot controlled digital interface. Available for Mac and Windows, this controller sits on the floor. The company claims that it has multiple uses for gamers, video editors, programmers, data entry professionals, disabled people, repetitive stress syndrome sufferers, etc. It’s both pressure and location sensitive, USB-powered, and contains ten fully customizable keys that remember up to 100 sets of commands for repetitive tasks.”