7 Amazing Examples of Projection Technology

Although projection mapping is a relatively new term, the first public example the technique can be traced back to the 1960s when Disneyland opened its Haunted Mansion ride in 1969.

Since then the technology has evolved to new heights. Over the past decade, head-turning projection mapping has now become the go-to for every building opening, event or occasion.

In the past few years, we’ve seen new ways for the technique to be used. Applications in the military, the booming wearable tech industry and extensive prospects for a range of businesses in every sector offer new opportunities for harnessing its power.

We’ve picked our favorite examples of projection mapping and display technology, from a real life-invisibility invisibility cloak to interactive water slides.



Delta Airline First to Trial Wearable Robotic Exoskeleton

Delta Air Lines is partnering with Sarcos Robotics to explore new employee technology fit for a superhero – a mobile and dexterous exoskeleton designed to boost employees’ physical capabilities and bolster their safety.
Sarcos, the world’s leader in exoskeleton development, has developed the Sarcos Guardian XO, a battery-powered, full-body exoskeleton designed to boost human performance and endurance while helping to prevent injury. This robotic suit, designed for employees to wear, does the heavy lifting. By bearing the weight of the suit and the payload, the exoskeleton may enable an employee to lift up to 200 pounds repeatedly for up to eight hours at a time without strain or fatigue. 

Robots in the fight

Doctors in the US have been using a telehealth machine to treat the first person in the country admitted to hospital with 2019-nCoV. The man is currently being held in a specially designed two-bed isolated area at Providence Regional Medical Center in Washington.

The room was set up five years ago during the Ebola crisis, but this is the first time it’s ever been used. It is away from other units at the hospital and even has a separate air filter. There is only one entry point for the unit which is guarded by security officers and visitors are required to wear full-body protection including a controlled air purifying respirator helmet.

Using a robot equipped with a camera, microphone and stethoscope, the patient has been able to consult with clinicians without coming into direct contact with them. The nursing staff in the room move the robot around so they can see the patient in the screen and talk to him.

This isn’t the only robot that’s being used to interact with quarantined people. A hotel in Hangzhou is being used to isolate more than 300 people suspected to have the virus, and has been using a robot to deliver food to their bedrooms.