Selected past Industrial projects


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Photon Paint I (1987) & II (1988)

Photon Paint, was an image manipulation & drawing application, first released in 1987 for the Commodore Amiga, followed by Photon Paint II 1988 and later by Photon paint Macintosh.

Developed by Bazbosoft (Oren Peli, Eyal Ofek & Amir Zbeda) and distributed by MicroIllusion, it had bought by about 1/3 of Amiga owners.


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ZCam – 1999

ZCam is a brand of time-of-flight camera products for video applications by Israeli developer 3DV Systems. The ZCam supplements full-color video camera imaging with real-time range imaging information, allowing for the capture of video in 3D.

I was in charge of all software and algorithms for the camera and its application from its start at 1996 till 2004.

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NAB 1999 - Best of show.

Videography 1999 - Editors's Choise

Television Broadcast 1999 - Editor's Pick

Advance Imaging - Solution of the year 1999.

3DV Systems



WideScreen Review

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Local.live Street Side Technical Preview – Feb. 2006

4 months after moving from Microsoft research to Virtual Earth we released a technical preview that showed Street Side images in Seattle and San Francisco centers. The preview allows the user to ‘drive’ a car in the streets, and view images of the streets. This was first on-line service for immersive 360 experiences of street. All the project was developed by me, with the help of Bard Snow (web page programing) and Rick Welsh (Graphic design).


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Automatic geopositioning of Flickr™ images in Bing maps – Feb. 2010

Michael Kroepfl and I worked on a matching user images (both with initial guess for location, as well as general ones) to Bing maps street images. The result was shipped as a Bing Maps application on Feb 2010, and was shown at TED 2010. 


TED talk by Blaise Aguera y Arcas.

Geek in Disguise

Search Engine Land

Tech Flash

Bing Blog


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Semantically tagging the maps with crowd data – Apr. 2010

Michael Kroepfl and I worked on attaching semantic tags to maps based on labels such as found in Flickr™ images. A service that is based on this work was demonstrated at Where 2.0 2011 and is accessible on the web.

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Microsoft Touch Mouse – Aug. 2011

Although I was NOT involved in the development of the product, it is based on a work, started by Hrvoje Benko and I,  and was later incorporate in our UIST paper, and in our Patent. ,

IllumiRoom: Peripheral Projected Illusions for Interactive Experiences

 Illumiroom – Jan 2013

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience

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Flare – Sep 2014

Flare is a rule-based system for generating object layouts for AR applications.



 Room Alive 2014

 Description at Projection Mapping.


 RoomAlive toolkit (2014)

An open source SDK that enables developers to calibrate a network of multiple Kinect sensors and video projectors. The toolkit also provides a simple projection mapping sample that can be used as a basis to develop new immersive augmented reality experiences similar to those of the IllumiRoom and RoomAlive research projects.

The RoomAlive Toolkit is provided as open source under the MIT License. The code is available for download at GithHub: https://github.com/Kinect/RoomAliveToolkit.

Ben Lower and Andy Wilson gave a talk on the RoomAlive Toolkit for BUILD 2015. You can view it at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/3-87.