Video projector creates augmented reality with no bulky headset

A new product called #Lightform uses a standard projector to superimpose animations on surrounding objects, so any surface can act like a screen [Read More]

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#Lightform connects to a video projector to beam images and animations on to surrounding objects, essentially turning any surface into a screen – a technique called projection mapping.
In February, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hinted that the company is interested in developing #AR eyewear alongside its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Projection mapping technology is usually used for large-scale, one-off events.
Adding projection mapping means you can “paint with light” and give real-world objects virtual textures that fool the eyes.
But projected #AR has its own drawbacks, he points out.

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Using #Lightform you can use a video projector to beam images and animations onto surrounding objects; seamlessly merging the virtual with the physical world, and this without wearing anything on your face. #AR #Trend

Source: Newscientist