The ›virtual penalty kick‹ is a brand-new creation that guarantees to spark authentic football fever in young and old. The interactive shootout is a high- light at events, trade fairs and in museums; it inspires enthusiasm for the game and team spirit in all the participants. Get your visitors to exercise their physical capacity to the full when it’s all about kicking the ball into the goal.
The virtual football at the penalty spot is projected onto the ground, while the goalkeeper in waiting position is reproduced on the wall (double pro- jection). When the player kicks the virtual ball, the movement is detected by a camera system on the ceiling, and its direction and the shot’s force are generated in real time. The >living surface< software system triggers the 3D- animated goalkeeper, who tries to stop the ball. The only thing real about the >virtual penalty kick< is the foot of the player. Everything else—the ball, goal and goalkeeper—exist only virtually on the projection screen.