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Xbox 720/ Kinect V2: Microsoft Patents Projector Tech to Bring Video Game into Your Living Room (Augmented Reality?)

September 11, 2012 3 Comments

Check this new Patent out from Microsoft, it looks to be a version of Kinect for the next Xbox console. The technology would either project from the Kinect or work as glasses for the user. The game would in theory come to life in the players room, where the walls would be covered as the gaming world and the Kinect would pick up your movements as controls. You could even turn around and catch someone sneaking up on you.

This is the Future!

A data-holding subsystem holding instructions executable by a logic subsystem is provided. The instructions are configured to output a primary image to a primary display for display by the primary display, and output a peripheral image to an environmental display for projection by the environmental display on an environmental surface of a display environment so that the peripheral image appears as an extension of the primary image.

An interactive computing system configured to provide an immersive display experience within a display environment, the system comprising: a peripheral input configured to receive depth input from a depth camera; a primary display output configured to output a primary image to a primary display device; an environmental display output configured to output a peripheral image to an environmental display; a logic subsystem operatively connectable to the depth camera via the peripheral input, to the primary display via the primary display output, and to the environmental display via the environmental display output; and a data-holding subsystem holding instructions executable by the logic subsystem to: within the display environment, track a user position using the depth input received from the depth camera, and output a peripheral image to the environmental display for projection onto an environmental surface of the display environment so that the peripheral image appears as an extension of the primary image and shields a portion of the user position from light projected from the environmental display.

[0002] An immersive display environment is provided to a human user by projecting a peripheral image onto environmental surfaces around the user. The peripheral images serve as an extension to a primary image displayed on a primary display.

[0003] This Summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used to limit the scope of the claimed subject matter. Furthermore, the claimed subject matter is not limited to implementations that solve any or all disadvantages noted in any part of this disclosure.

Again, can’t tell yet if this is a projection onto your walls or Kinect type glasses that use augmented reality.

I can’t wait to see something like this in action

 

Source: USPTO via VG247

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