Posts Tagged ‘MotionBeam’

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: