How To Get A Room With A (Better) View
The Eye+ Window can display scenic views of any location and uses sensors to track your eye movements and adapt the image as needed, making it seem as though you're really looking through a window.
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What's the Latest Development?
An Italian design company has come up with a solution to the problem of less-than-appealing window views: The Eye+ (or Eye Plus) Window "is a 46-inch LED HDTV that plays scenic videos of any view you desire: The Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, a warm beach, outer space – you name it, you can have it." Even better, the screen comes with sensors that track a viewer's movements and adjusts the video's perspective, further creating the sensation of looking through a window. A smartphone app lets users change the scenery at any time.
What's the Big Idea?
Project manager Salvo Giardina came up with the idea for the Eye+ while daydreaming about "a magic window...I [first] worked to make Eye+ [display] a beautiful scene, then I worked to [add utilities like] TV and video surveillance system." The device is framed in wood and can be hung vertically or horizontally, and currently only works with European broadcast tuners. Giardina is still fine-tuning the product, and hopes to set up a crowdfunding project to bring it to market.
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