Microsoft Research’s latest project, RoomAlive, lets you turn any room in your house into your personal gaming experience. Though it is merely a proof-of-concept at this time, users can interact with the walls and floor of the room with frightening accuracy. It is a given that not everyone will be able to afford to take advantage of this technology in it current incarnation, but the fact that this is a concept is a great new way to experience games.
Using several projector-depth cameras, along with several Kinect sensors, the projectors and Kinect sensors create a complete layout of the room, creating a unified layout of the room without the need to change anything. Just set up the equipment and RoomAlive will do the rest. RoomAlive is now available as a downloadable toolkit (download here), and it is available for anyone with a little programming skills can create their own art projects or Holodeck-style interactive games or apps.
RoomAlive is not limited to just one room, it can also be utilized to take over bigger spaces like a theater or possibly even an entire building. No telling what applications RoomAlive could have with HoloLens, but check out the RoomAlive proof-of-concept video and see for yourself.