Best Demo Award at IEEE ISMAR 2011

Thursday, 03 November 2011

Fairlight, TU Graz, and Magic Vision Lab have collaborated on a demonstration "BurnAR: Feel the Heat", which won Best Demo Award at IEEE ISMAR 2011. ISMAR 2011 (IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality) is the premier conference in its field and took place in Basel, Switzerland.

In this demo, a user experiences their own hands interacting with complex graphics simulating smoke and fire effects in the environment. A user looks through a stereo head-worn display (HWD) at their own hands, which start to smoke and interact with flames. A real-time fluid simulation calculates the volumetric effects using the user's hand as input for motion and interaction surface. The hand's location and depth is estimated from the stereo view delivered by the HWD's camera pair.

[See it on our YouTube Channel]

[More details about the demo (1 page pdf)]

[Announcement on official ISMAR homepage]

[Coverage on wired.com]

[Behind the scenes]