I wrote recently about the great work by Johnny Lee integrating low cost components with the Nintendo Wii remote to develop some cool virtual reality (VR) stuff and some electronic desks and whiteboards which are not new but at this price point they certainly are world changing especially if Apple added some of those device extensions like the infrared camera to the iphone 3g to compete with the wii.
But imagine that functionality and price point combined with the new lively.com virtual reality world just launched by Google. See the lively intro video by Google.
Oh yeah baby!
Johnny Lee from Carnegie Mellon University has done an excellent job of making virtual reality possible on a budget with some smart extensions to the wii platform on a budget. Watch the video it is impressive to say the least.
He has also developed a smart board competitor for an electronic whiteboard or electronic desk that is very impressive and could have mass market appeal if commercially developed correctly.
You are a champion, keep up the great work.