|dethalternate||Date: Wednesday, 12-September-2012, 5:48 PM | Message # 1|
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|Microsoft's 'Kinect' sensor, coupled with range of projectors, could convert living room into virtual world |
Technology would likely revolutionise conference calls and business use
Microsoft's team of researchers is looking to transform your living room into a futuristic Star Trek-style 'Holodeck'.
In these images, revealed by a patent application published last month, Microsoft unveiled its vision for its future game consoles - but instead of watching the action through a typical computer monitor or TV, your walls come alive with the action.
The technology will use Microsoft's Kinect sensor - which currently lets you control games by waving your hands at the television - to map out your room and your location within it, before a range of video projectors overlay a full and immersive 3D world over your surroundings.
So, instead of turning your TV on to play computer games, your whole living room - plant pots and all - could be transformed into a full 3D world from which you can hunt aliens on a distant planet or take part in epic Westerns.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/science....es.html