Welcome to Sci-Fi Fridays, a new weekly blog series from AWE which features emerging technology that feels like it is coming straight out of the movies.

This week’s find is an interactive projector called Lumo. Remember when your floor was made of lava? Or when you spent hours exploring magical forests filled with imaginary creatures in your room? Well Lumo takes this imaginary game play to a whole new level by turning the real world into a magical playground for children. It does this by creating an interactive surface that’s big enough to transform any room into an interactive play space.

Lumo is a motion-reactive projector which creates a 6’ x 4’ interactive surface which reacts to jumping, kicking, stomping, moving, and waving arms. Lumo is busy building games and experiences for the projector and intends to launch with over a 100 to choose from with the help of the developer community. Lumo will also come with a content creation tool which will equip kids and users to create their own unique experiences to work with the projector.

Lumo Play is currently raising $80,000 on Indiegogo for its interactive projector and at the time of writing is already more than half way there with 20 days left on the clock. Early bird backers can grab a projector for $499 USD.

Lumo Play CEO, Megthan Athavale, is speaking at this year’s AWE and the Lumo interactive projector will be active on the exhibitor floor to experience the wonder in person.

Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the world’s largest conference for professionals focused on making the world more interactive – featuring technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable Computing, Smart Glasses, Gesture and Sensors devices, and The Internet of Things. Now in our sixth year, AWE 2015 is our biggest event yet with over 3,000 tech professionals, 200 demos, 100+ AWE-inspiring talks and over 150 participating companies. Tickets are on sale now.

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