Interactive Optics Connecting Crowds!

Montreal-based PixMob has developed a unique multimedia concept that lights up crowds in interactive ways. Wearing a PixMob device, each participant at an event becomes a pixel that can light up, change colour, flash, turn off, or sparkle in response to an interactive optics and infrared projection system.

PixMob demonstrated their concept to the world during the Super Bowl in 2014 and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Researchers at the Centre collégial de transfert technologique en optique-photonique (Optech), affiliated with Cégep André-Laurendeau, have worked with PixMob to evaluate the performance of their infrared projection system and propose new optical configurations with higher levels of performance. These configurations are based on free-form optical systems designed, prototyped and tested by Optech. The new system allows for more use of the projectors, thus improving system performance.

“PixMob is proud to have collaborated with Optech and the Cégep André-Laurendeau. Our teams worked hand-in-hand to refine new optics in imagery and increase projection performance. The results will be implemented in the field very soon.” says Vincent Leclerc, CTO of PixMob.

Partner(s): PixMob Inc.

About Cégep André-Laurendeau

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