New dynamic projection mapping technology developed at Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo allows projected images and video to move with their targeted surface. The system reads infrared ink on the target surface and can match the image to its movements at 1,000 frames per second.
Projection mapping attracts attentions as an emerging technology to extend the real world. However, almost realized examples have been limited to static or quasi-static environments. This research aims at overcoming this limitation and realizes dynamic projection mapping in which dynamically-changing real-world and virtual visual information are completely merged in the level of human visual perception. This high-speed dynamic projection mapping requires a high-speed projector enabling high-frame-rate and low-latency projection. In order to meet this demand, we have developed a high-speed projector “DynaFlash” that can project 8-bit images up to 1,000fps with 3ms delay.