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Microsoft blends Windows Phone and Kinect into a 'Holoflector' augmented reality mirror

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Microsoft demonstrates its latest research work, a Holoflector mirror with Kinect and Windows Phone integration.

Microsoft Holoflector
Microsoft Holoflector

Microsoft unveiled its latest "Holoflector" research project today. The augmented reality mirror is built using a large translucent mirror and separate LCD panel, providing an individuals reflection with the mirror against a virtual replica rendering on the LCD using Kinect. Holoflector uses an idea called sensor fusion to track a Windows Phone through Kinect to use it as an aid to augmented reality interaction.

Holoflector can read the orientation data from a Windows Phone and position data from Kinect to provide a "complimentary" experience between both devices. The software giant has previously shown Windows Phone and Kinect integration demonstrations, but has yet to bring any significant implementations to market. We've seen an Xbox Live companion application for Windows Phone, and some Kinectimals integration but Microsoft's latest research work promises even more.