two core components of the Aqua Lounge are the Interaction
Techniques and the Effects Framework. The Effects
Framework is the underlying graphics and sound engine
which we use to produce the final image, and which allows
us to create a variety of visual and aural Effects.
Interaction Techniques are the technical tools allow the
audience to interact with the system. In the Aqua Lounge,
the Interaction Techniques are built off of a computer
vision system which captures live video of the audience.
We then use a variety of real-time image-processing techniques
to extract the location of "interesting" regions of the
video image, and trigger Effects in those locations.
Finally, we then display the Effects superimposed over
the original video feed. By combining Effects with Interaction
Techniques, we create engaging and entertaining Activities.