Mont’Alfonso Interactive Environment

Posted by Nicola Torpei on Sep 20, 2008 in multi-touch applications, works | 0 comments

Mont’Alfonso Interactive Environment

The Mont’Alfonso Fortress was built at the end of the 16th century and after being abandoned for decades it was recently submitted to a complete restoration. A multimedia environment, made of large projections, was developed in one of the buildings inside the fortress. Users can interact with natural body gestures: the multimedia contents of two tables are driven by user’s hands, while projections on walls and floor are activated by motion detection. All the sensing is made using near-IR cameras.

Interactive table

interactive table

The natural interactive environment installed at the Mont’Alfonso Fortress is composed of two systems: a system for interactive walls/floor and a system for interactive tables. Computer vision modules drive both systems. Users can interact with these systems through gestures and simple body motion, according to the Natural Human-Computer Interaction principle.

wall projection

wall projection