Panasonic unveiled its LifeWall product at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. This is one of the most awesome entertainment advances that’s come through in a while. Via CrunchGear:
“What you can see in the videos below is a wall-sized screen (LifeWall) that detects users anywhere they go in the room it’s installed in through face recognition. AT CES, Panasonic called this concept “You-know-me-TV” and “Stay-with-me-TV”, respectively, which sounds kind of creepy.
Users operate the LifeWall by arm motions, much like Tom Cruise in Minority Report’s famous “cyber-display” scene.
LifeWall is good for:
– making video-calls (the people you speak to are displayed life-sized)
– viewing, zooming, dragging and dropping pictures
– accessing the Internet
– playing video games (the system recognizes your body movements)
– using it as a huge virtual “wallpaper”
– enhancing home security (you can install cameras anywhere in the house and link them to LifeWall)
Panasonic’s answer to my question when LifeWall will be commercialized: “Maybe in 5 years, maybe never.”
Watch the video over at Panasonic…this shit is unbelievable.