Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote

When Money Attacks... Nintendo's Wiimote

This is freaky fantastic! This is the future of all videogames!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We already thought Johnny was amazing, but he just did something so incredible, that he just redefined the videogame industry!!!

"Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University."

The videogame industry just changed dramatically on 12.21.07 (with over 890,000 views on this video already)…

VR videogames with Wiimote:

In addition to that video, check out Johnny Chung’s other projects (in order to how they impact the videogame industry)…

Finger tracking with Wiimote:

Multi-touch white board with Wiimote:

Foldable displays with Wiimote:

Poor man steady cam (more for the independent film industry):

He also did research in kinetic typography, lots more steady-cam work, a giant slingshot, a haptic pen, moveable displays, and automatic projector calibration (the last two projects listed here paved the way for his more recent projects). Check all his videos out here:


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