Another amazing Kinect project – the future of retail windows?

Another amazing Kinect project – the future of retail windows?

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A few months back I highlighted some work from the team at Second Story, a Portland based creative studio. They created some impressive interactive installations at the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta and used the latest Kinect SDK head tracking capability with an EL screen from Planar to create an amazing display.

They’ve taken that second project one step further and as shown in the video above, they’re now augmenting physical objects on the Planar screen using head tracking. The effect is breathtaking.

I can foresee a wide range of uses – imagine walking up to a retail store window and having the objects in the window augmented based on your presence - no need to hold up your phone for AR when the display along with a Kinect can augment the world around us. Imagine this being used in a gallery to display art that’s augmented with the history of the artist, other works etc.

The Kinect Effect keeps on giving.

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  • Did they just take a picture with an iPhone?  FAIL

  • Looks great! I've developed a few Kinect-driven AR apps very similar to this. The obvious limitation is that it only works for one user at a time.

  • Shouldn't she have pulled out a Windows Phone to take that picture?

  • umm, people have iPhone's....it's allowed, just not preferred :)

  • If there has been a video on this page, its not there now. Please fix.

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