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Disney Does Immersive Gaming with a SHOWWX: Project MotionBeam

MicroVision Marketing

August 1st, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing

Check out this project. A little company by the name of Disney has been capturing quite a bit of attention with their new research project called MotionBeam, a gaming platform that utilizes MicroVision’s PicoP technology to display images that are always in focus, even in constant motion, allowing gamers to break free from the fixed screen.

Recently, Disney Research group partnered with students from Carnegie Melon to create MotionBeam, which uses a MicroVision SHOWWX, an iPod touch and microcontroller-sensor unit so users can guide and interact with their characters, similar to MicroVision’s own Sultan’s Rings and Project Tuatara.

According to the MotionBeam site, “Developing new interfaces for handheld projectors opens up a range of possibilities for interactive experiences in both work and play.” We agree, and it is great to see other companies demonstrating future possibilities with MicroVision technology.

Check out this video and let us know what you think:  

SHOWWX Experiments: Infinite Focus

Nicolas Andron

August 21st, 2009
by Nicolas Andron

Infinite focus, as impossible and unbelievable as the concept may seem, has yet to lose its novelty with me.

Let me rewind: a few days ago, I was working with a colleague using the Pico Projector for some impromptu photographs. After we finished taking pictures, I was playing around with the projector (it seriously never gets old) and I projected the splash screen on the ceiling (on A/C ventilation pipes, etc). Infinite focus is amazing. It really is.

Here are some pics I took with my iPhone (click to enlarge): (more…)