Microsoft Turns Entire Walls Into TV Screens

Microsoft Turns Entire Walls Into TV Screens

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept that projects images beyond your TV for a more immersive gaming experience.

Emma Hutchings
  • 14 january 2013

You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on the latest big screen TVs, instead you could be able to turn your wall into a giant projection screen with IllumiRoom. The proof-of-concept project from Microsoft Research uses a Kinect to adapt the on-screen action for the surrounding area.

It is being designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations.

Microsoft Turns Entire Walls Into TV Screens

IllumiRoom can change the appearance of a room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new gaming experiences. It maps the appearance and the geometry of the room to adapt projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics.

Imagine a space like your kitchen or a classroom achieving that same level of interactivity as your phone – this will happen through a combination of embedded devices and sensors such as Kinect for Windows. Our research demo only covers educational and entertainment scenarios but the possibilities are endless.

You can check out the IllumiRoom project in the video below:

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