MIT Media Lab Uses PicoP for LuminAR

MicroVision Marketing

September 1st, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing


MicroVision’s PicoP technology is enabling Nathan Linder of MIT Media Lab to transform any surface into an interactive computer display. Nathan is a graduate student leading the LuminAR project, a research focused on the concept of augmented reality, and he has designed a device that combines a camera, a digital projector and a wireless node with the objective of building a computer form factor that is neither screen-centric nor keyboard-based. With LuminAR, any surface can be turned into a touch-screen interface.   

Nathan’s invention has won him this year’s Tony Stark Challenge where he was awarded $15,000 by Audi of America to fund his research.  So far, he has built six LuminAR prototypes using pico projectors from Microvision; one was shown at the National Retail Federation Convention earlier this year, as part of Intel’s “Connected Store” concept display.

Boston.com has published a detailed article about Nathan’s work on the LuminAR project with videos. Read the full article here.


This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 4:24 PM and is filed under Industry News, Innovation, Pico Projectors, PicoP Evaluation Kit (PEK), SHOWWX.
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