A project by Karolina Sobecka with software development by Jim George
“Sniff is an interactive projection in a storefront window. As the viewer walks by the projection, her movements and gestures are tracked by a computer vision system. A CG dog dynamically responds to these gestures and changes his behavior based on the state of engagement with the viewer…
…Sniff is created with Unity3d Game Engine which renders the dog in real time and allows to dynamically change his behavior based on the video tracking data. The sidewalk is illuminated with infrared lights. An infrared-sensitive camera is used to monitor the sidewalk in front of the display windows. We track the position of each viewer and implement simple gesture recognition, so that fast, big actions are interpreted as threatening and slow actions directed at the dog (for example hand extended in his direction) are interpreted as friendly. The dog keeps track of the attitude of the viewer and forms a relationship with them over time based on the history of interaction.”
“…vouchAR finds the users current location via GPS, hunts for nearby discount vouchers within a specific category. The results are then display the results over-laid on live video from the mobile device’s camera. So your view of the world is enriched with the deals floating around in front of you, if you want to see more deals then simply move the camera around! Alternate views allow the user to view vouchers using Google Maps, or as a list of the closest.
VouchAR currently finds discounts from all over the United Kingdom, from discount meals to cheap hotel rooms, last minute theatre tickets to health & beauty. With their recent launch, vouchAR is now looking for partners to work with in the United States and across Europe.”