Remember Microsoft’s Illumiroom concept from Samsung’s CES keynote back in January? They’re back in full swing at CHI 2013 and frankly, I haven’t been this excited about anything out of Microsoft Research in forever. Watch a pretty comprehensive walkthrough of its capabilities:
I really hope we’re looking at something that will find its way into the next generation Xbox ecosystem (we should know in about three weeks), but I’m only cautiously optimistic. While the system appears to have evolved well beyond the limited confines of research labs, two limiting factors come to mind: First there’s obviously pricing, but beyond that I would imagine installation in a living room to be quite challenging without the projector getting in your way or constantly requiring re-callibration. Nevertheless, please let us have at this, preferably before 2015.
In the meantime, if you need something to read before bedtime, have a go at their CHI paper.