Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS) jumped early Tuesday on news that a new Disney (DIS) gaming project called “HideOut,” which is still in the prototype stages, features a Microvision (MVIS) ShowWX focus-free projector, according to DesignNews.
No one in this day and age should be afraid of “learning electronics,” even if it’s only to give the next generation the best experiences growing up.
A new Disney project called HideOut is a novel camera-projector setup that will undoubtedly awe users and spark inquisitive imaginations to ask about how it works. The device consists of a Microvision ShowWX focus-free projector and a Point Grey Flea3 IR-sensitive camera with IR filter to provide very accurate tracking. The entire prototype device is handheld at the moment, but Disney dreams of putting it inside a smartphone to unleash even more possibilities.
Disney’s HideOut brings white pages to life. More specifically, it projects dynamically modified imaging onto surfaces encrypted with markers printed with infrared absorbent ink, but they are not quite invisible. The user experience is essentially a “spotlight” interaction with a surface that appears to be blank to the naked eye but is visible to the camera and computer to properly project all sorts of interactive images.