Emoshape is a UK startup company, setup and owned by Patrick Levy Rosenthal, which develops 3D-imaging computer screens. The company was the first to create a prototype in which the projection of an image, a ball, could be seen 13 inches away from the screen and yet the user was able to hit the ball directly with their hand, without the need for any special equipment or interface. Emoshape continue to create products with the aim of increasing their users' emotional interactive experience, the most recent being EmoPlayer and TronMe. TronMe is a downloadable player that allows people to remix music tracks on their computer using the mouse and the webcam to control the mix. Emoshape received the 2005 IST Prize from the European Council for Applied Science, Technology and Engineering.
EmoPlayer is an interactive media player developed by Emoshape powered by Facebook, YouTube and iTunes that allows songs and videos to be legally and instantly shared in Facebook and Twitter messaging systems, while building a unique emotional profile of each user that can be utilized for targeted advertising purposes. EmoPlayer is compatible with Windows, Mac, IOS and Android operating system and allows several actions on track; using a proprietary interactive audio format the IVS and the iCloud Messaging technology which appeared respectively early 2006 and in March 2012 in the United Kingdom.
Emoplayer is an Adobe Air and iPhone application which allows several actions on track; there are the different segments of the song; the verse, chorus, bridge, introduction and the different instruments used on each track; each track is broken down into bits. The user takes these building blocks and makes their own unique mix of the song. The technology allows to add interactivity to a track without touching the original recording, EmoPlayer do not offer any specific remix but we help the user who will do it legally within the music player.
TronMe software is a patented multimedia player, developed by 3D Solar, using a proprietary interactive video and Interactive music audio format the IVS which appeared early 2006 in the United Kingdom.
TronMe is a player which allows several actions on track and video; there are the different segments of the song; the verse, chorus, bridge, introduction and the different instruments used on each track are also separated; each track is broken down into bits. The user takes these building blocks and makes their own unique live video mix of the song.
3D Solar display
The patented 3D Solar display devices create a 3D image of objects hovering 13 inches away from the screen. The object can also appear to rotate 180 degrees without the need for specialised glasses. Users are able to manipulate the virtual image directly with their hands as they would a real object.
Because each image is created using a single 2Dview, content providers will not have to incorporate hundreds or thousands of separate images to create the 3Dsolar effect thus enabling them to re-focus on their core business and develop 3D images more rapidly.
3DSolar SDK is free of charge allowing software developers and content providers to directly interact with the 3Dsolar units.
Simon Jones, PhD, DSc, CEng Managing Director MediaLab Europe MIT Media Lab commented “The 3-D capability the resolution of the images and the interactivity, make it one of the most impressive technologies I have seen for a long time.”
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