July 25th, 2013
by Dawn Goetter
As a company who is grounded in research and development as a means to discover exciting, disruptive products, at MicroVision we’re always encouraging others to explore new possibilities and create innovative applications using MicroVision technology. So when Disney Research’s latest projection demonstration surfaced, we wanted to share what they have created mixing their “magic” and our technology.
HideOut is a perfect example of how PicoP® display technology can free your imagination to see outside the box — a prototype system created by Disney Research that uses MicroVision’s patented PicoP display technology in the form of a SHOWWX™ pico projector to enable interactive , augmented reality
applications. The video shows how the handheld device enables users to interact with digital content that seems hidden until the projector brings it out onto everyday objects such as books, walls, game boards, tables, and many others.
Check out the video: Disney Research Brings Storybooks to Life with HideOut
This is the latest advance by Disney Research using MicroVision technology. MotionBeam and SideBySide are two other instances where Disney Research demonstrates the type of “beyond projection” applications that can be created using PicoP display technology. The focus-free nature of PicoP display technology is one reason why it is suited to this type of advanced application where other projection technologies are not.
While these projects are only in the research and development phase, we are excited to see PicoP display technology at the heart of solutions that show off some possibilities to change the way we see and interact with information.
May 8th, 2010
Here is an example of how the infinite focus of the SHOWWX laser pico projector can make a huge difference with immersive gaming.
UPDATED 5/17: More video demonstrating the idea of immersive gaming:
April 21st, 2010
SHOWWX’er Soundkite has taken his laser pico projector for a flight, and recorded his experience.
This airplane ride proved to me that cramped spaces are no problem for my pico laser projector, the SHOWWX. I used a piece of matte board for a screen. Hooking this projector up to an iPod Touch, I had my mobile theater in my sweatshirt pocket. No more need for that portable DVD player and the videos always stayed in focus no matter where I pointed it! It also beat the pants off those on board monitors in the seats.
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