Kinect for Windows sets tone at high-tech library

Interactive media wall, Jerry Falwell Library, Liberty UniversityPhotos by Kevin Manguiob, Liberty University (left and center)
Lizzy Benson, Liberty University (right)

Liberty University, one of the world’s largest online education providers, celebrated the grand opening of its new Jerry Falwell Library on January 15. The $50 million, 170,000-square-foot library hosts cutting-edge, interactive features, including a 24-by-11-foot media wall constructed of 198 micro tiles and equipped with Microsoft Kinect for Windows motion sensing technology. The media wall displays animated visualizations made up of photos from Liberty students and staff. Kinect for Windows enables library visitors to use gestures to grab the photos and view additional details. In order to meet the challenge of providing interaction across the whole width of the wall, Liberty University partnered with InfoStrat, a Kinect for Windows partner located in Washington D.C., to develop the visualizations and create a custom service that enables the use of three Kinect sensors simultaneously.

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