Microsofts answer to Nintendos Wii

June 2, 2009

is project Natal which they announced at their keynote speech at E3 this year.

It is using camera technology developed by 3DV and according to the promo video it will have some nice features, e.g. voice recognition, scanning features and of course full body motion control.

check out the video here:

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we will be using it this year.


Human Breakout / Arkanoid at conference

May 19, 2008

Again from the Avenue A Razorfish conference/client summit 2008 here is a section of the 1000 attendees playing the arcade game breakout using their arms to co-ordinate the paddle to bounce the ball at the bricks. Controlled by a standard web camera, it’s pretty funny to watch but a great example of extending ‘group experiences’ using digital technology.

Again this video was shot with mobile phone.