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Posted on 10/23/2011
Customize ¬†your own avatar, move it and check out different apparels by putting it on your digital representative! The Kinect Virtual Mirror and Fitting Room combines both Kinect hack features in one, providing a scanned virtual avatar and the option to clothe it with a store’s available apparel. This video by Len Charni displays this great marketing and sales hack which can entice passers-by to buy clothes! In the video, the user is scanned and given sample clothing. A virtual image of themselves is then shown for their viewing pleasure and to provoke their canvassing instincts. This means that, without even intending it, users have literally window shopped!
Here is a description by the developer:
“triMirror’s first virtual mirror experiment using Kinect for the skeletal animation, combined with triMirror’s avatar customization, real-time cloth simulation and animation, and fitting technologies. PrimeSense’s OpenNI drivers used.
Different user experiences are created:
- Clothes superimposed on the virtual mirror image, usually called augmented reality but with real cloth, realiable and helpful fitting, and accurate-dimensioned avatars
- Artificial Intelligence avatar in front of the mirror image, the avatar having the user’s measurements, style, and movements
- Green screens with any customizable, branded, or user-tailored environments
Imagine yourself walking down the street, and an Artificial Intelligence avatar in a store window senses you walking by and comes to life. She invites you to come closer and takes your accurate body shape and measurements and says “here, try on this dress for size!” As she tries on the different garments, she helps you judge which ones suit and fit you best of all. It’s a new kind of window shopping!”
For more information about the Kinect Virtual Mirror and Fitting Room, visit the project’s Youtube Page.