Sensory Guru contacted the AV fixing solution experts at Loxit Ltd and together developed designs for a new portable unit.
After a year experimenting with camera and projector configurations to find the perfect combination, the team chose the Optoma X320UST ultra short throw projector.
Lee said: “We needed the image to be bright. The focus had to be manual and accessible while the projector was mounted in the frame and we needed the projector to have rear fix cabling.
“The X320UST delivered everything we had been looking for and, at 4,000 lumens, was a good deal brighter than the other ultra short throws we had tried.”
At 4,000 lumens the X320UST is one of the brightest ultra-short throw projectors on the market. Its ultra-short throw lens can project a 100 inch image (diagonal) from just 55cm from the screen, wall or floor. This Full 3D projector comes with a built-in speaker that delivers powerful 16W audio. An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems. It has a range of input options, including two HDMI inputs and two VGA inputs, making switching between sources simply the push of a button and can be controlled and monitored remotely over a network via RJ45.
The self-contained Magic Carpet was developed with innovative new software including 500 apps arranged into 25 easily navigable categories as well as 35 customisable app templates. It has 5,000 media assets for learning activities, group apps and an intuitive Master App Builder. This allows users to create content from their own images and make apps within minutes.
Control is via from Sensory Guru’s iOS and Android apps which include a remote system shutdown.
The Magic Carpet is fully compatible with Tobii Dynavox eye trackers which can be used on a monitor alongside the Magic Carpet to enable Eye Gaze users to participate with their peers.
Lee added: “We used the feedback from schools and centres on what features they needed and developed the Magic Carpet accordingly. This has made it a highly valuable resource in any environment.”