Tag Archives: Immersive Media

04 Feb

3M Virtual Mannequin

3M recently opened their Innovation Center in Dubai with a virtual mannequin greeting visitors at the lobby.  Check out the video below:

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Hardware integration comes with the territory. In some cases, this is enough to create a truly immersive experience. As was the case for our 3M installation where the Virtual Mannequin was crafted using purely hardware logic. In this particular case, the client requirements were quite simple: they wanted a projection mapped mannequin that begins to talk once a person passes through. Simple, right?

No, after finalization, the client wanted more A.I. like presence verification, multiple video feeds and queuing. Now since the initial brief was simple detection – the solution was a hardware-based motion detection schema.  With the new requirements, some would say that the best way to go to implement a software-based logic.

Here comes the challenge: budget was locked into the initial quote and we have to implement these additional requirements nevertheless (with the timeframe shorter).  Adding logic programming would’ve been the easier way out but that would entail that we change the entire hardware already installed.  As such, our chief engineer decided to customize the hardware using only a soldering iron, a few additional components and dedication.

The solution worked out for all parties.  The mannequin functioned as it should (albeit additional requirements), the Innovation Center opened with the Mannequin sensing and welcoming guests seamlessly, client/s are happy and we: tired but satisfied.

 

 

 

02 Jan

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 29 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 9th with 25 views. The most popular post that day was Immersive Media For Home and Industrial Interiors.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were pixelplusmedia.com, slashingtongue.com, facebook.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, and the-best-twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ambient branding, augmented reality in dubai, orbit 270 hologram, augmented brand, and football design visualizations.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Immersive Media For Home and Industrial Interiors June 2010
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Pixel+Showreel April 2010

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A New Start Up In Dubai April 2010

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About April 2010

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Interaction Design April 2010

23 Dec

PixelPlusMedia Participates at the MMS Show 2010

PixelPlusMedia recently participated at the MMS 2010, organized by The DOMUS Group, held at DWTC, Dubai.  On full display was the Orbit 270, which generated quite a buzz with visitors and exhibitiors alike.

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04 Dec

Augmented Reality in Dubai

In association with Xische, we recently launched an Augmented Reality Campaign during the Big5 for JOTASHIELD.  Check out the video below!

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Or you can try for yourself at www.jotashield.com/experience

04 Nov

Hologram and Surface at ADIPEC

Pixel+Media, in partnership with Xische, recently made heads turn at the Technical Metal stand at ADNEC for ADIPEC 2010.  Following the theory of immersion, an Orbit 270 hologram and a Pixel+Surface were installed to attract and engage exhibition goers.

Dalia with Orbit 270

Along with the nut-shaped TM stand, the technologies installed were something that were more than the usual in this event.

All in all, there were several show stoppers at ADIPEC.  From Gazprom’s ice skating on MDF planks to ADNOC’s really cool 100% recyclable stand (I dare not mention the simple yet elegantly designed projection books and the touch sensitive walls).

26 Aug

Gesture-based Interaction

Surface is an example of gesture-recognition computing.

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According to Wiki (our unparalleled source of information):

Gesture recognition is a topic in computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. Current focuses in the field include emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language. However, the identification and recognition of posture, gait, proxemics, and human behaviors is also the subject of gesture recognition techniques.[1]

Gesture recognition can be seen as a way for computers to begin to understand human body language, thus building a richer bridge between machines and humans than primitive text user interfaces or even GUIs (graphical user interfaces), which still limit the majority of input to keyboard and mouse.

It can be applied to marketing and advertising solutions but recent advancements have been made for industrial and government purposes.  A recent TED event showcases these advancements and it is AWESOME!

19 Aug

Orbit Hologram Display

A prototype unit for Orbit 270 – a hologram display used for brand amplification in retail environments.

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This visually stunning & unique display combines free-floating elements and physical objects – generating positive attention and immersing people into the medium.


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