That’s what Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive can do with Ubi, a plug-and-play gesture control system that uses Microsoft’s Kinect to turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen, Minority Report style.
What is Ubi’s plug-and-play system? Well, it’s a combination of the Ubi engine (a PC-compatible software) and a depth sensor camera that could be attached to a regular projector. The depth sensor camera captures the gestures, while the Ubi engine interprets them as command inputs.
But, does Ubi work? Here’s a demo video by ©stevecla from YouTube:
That’s pretty impressive technology. And just as Anup Chathoth, one member of Ubi Interactive’s three-man team said, it’s like having “an 80-inch screen you can carry inside a laptop case” – convenient and albeit fantastically inexpensive.
For more information, check out Ubi’s website HERE.
You can also read a review from Wired UK HERE.
Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.
The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.
Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.
Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.
Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.
The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.
Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.
The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.
“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.
“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.
“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”
The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.
A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.
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