Microsoft’s RoomAlive lights up room

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know it’s not Halloween but I wanted to share this video which is kind of haunted and pretty cool. Formerly known as Illumiroom, Microsoft’s RoomAlive takes advantage of their Xbox Kinect sensors and projectors to augment reality without wearing special headgear (goggles, glasses). The technology was supposed to launch with Xbox One but it was still too expensive and impractical to sell. Kinect technology is already used in many circumstances like touchscreen tables and surfaces, gaming, and development. You can even start playing with Kinect and start developing at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows with minimal setup. In my opinion, these are great ideas by Microsoft Research and may very well be used in the future with education, military training, and cloud/computing experiences.

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