The 7th Sense
In 2009, I presented my project “The 7th Sense” in the Human Machine Design category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup. This device offered the possibility of visualizing and interacting with alternative realities among others. In other words, with today’s technology, the Google glasses crossed with the Kinect.
I was a finalist with this concept to the world finals.
A reality that we cannot touch, can it still be called reality?
The Pandora's Box works with cleverly hidden video projectors for the video mapping, the Kinects to calibrate the projections as well as to trigger the users' scenarios, NFC to make inert objects communicate with various devices, and so on.
This P.O.C. in the shape of a simple paper cube, demonstrates that we could use basic shapes as notifications vectors (email, weatherforecast) and as interaction device.Augmented Reality is not a magic solution that should replace our powerful computers specialized for work. It can also be used to improve the existing devices, by discharging them of the secondary tasks so that they can remain focus on their workflow.