For some people , waking up in the same place every morning is boring.
Winscape, a combination of two 46-inch Panasonic TC-P4610 plasma screens, a Mac, a Wii remote, a custom-built IR-emitting necklace, and an iPhone app, creates a panorama through two virtual “windows” displaying “live” scenes in 1080p video and sound.
The system tracks the necklace’s movements in relation to the window, mimicking a realistic view out of the window. A stunning concept at the least (no more looking out on a dingy alleyway!), and it can be yours for the low price of about $3,500 – available later 2010
Real windows are interactive – unlike a painting on the wall. When you move your head in relation to a window, the view outside shifts up/down/left/right. If you want to see something in the window’s right periphery, you can move your head left to bring it into view.
We can simulate that effect if we know the location of the viewer’s head in relation to the Winscape displays.
Note :: The effect will only look correct to the one person in the room wearing the tracking device.