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Disney Prototypes Interactive Light Books & Games [Video]

Disney Prototypes Interactive Light Books & Games [Video]
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HideOut uses a mobile projector to enable seamless interaction between the digital and physical world.

Emma Hutchings
  • 2 may 2013

HideOut is a smart light project developed at Disney Research in Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University by Karl D.D. Willis, Takaaki Shiratori, and Moshe Mahler. It uses a mobile light projector to project digital content onto everyday objects, creating new forms of interaction.

For example, story books can be brought to life with projected content that enhances the storytelling experience and board games can become interactive displays that respond to tangible objects.

Disney Researchers Prototype Smart Light Stories And Board Games [Video]

HideOut explores how projected imagery can traverse the digital-physical divide to interact with physical objects and surfaces in the environment. Specially formulated infrared-absorbing markers are used to enable seamless interaction between the digital and physical world, as these are visible to a camera embedded in the mobile projector.

Disney Researchers Prototype Smart Light Stories And Board Games [Video]

Digital imagery can augment and respond to the physical object it is projected on, like an animated character interacting with printed graphics in a book. You can check out a video of HideOut below:

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