Category Archives: digital singularity

HMD System at Daimler AG

TweetHead-mounted displays are the killer hardware that augmented reality needs to break free from “magic lens” smartphone technology.  SAP TV shows us an industrial application concept at a Dailmer AG plant.  The part stocker is using an HMD with augmented reality … Continue reading

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ISMAR09 HMD Review

TweetThe biggest barrier to true augmented vision is an HMD that can handle all the requirements.  I had the oppertunity to experience what Microvision, Vuzix and ORALab/EvoOpticks had to offer.  I’ll try to relate their talks and my experiences with their … Continue reading

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ACME – One Piece of an Augmented World

TweetThe augmented world will exist as a shadow to the real one.  Rouli from the Augmented Times posted on Friday about the ACME project (Augmented Collaboration in a Mixed Environment.)  Leave it to a group of researchers to suck the life … Continue reading

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The Telepathy Interface

TweetOur great-grandchildren won’t remember a time they couldn’t use telepathy across the ARNet.  Just like children today can’t fathom a world without text messaging.  Neuroscience researchers at the University of Berkeley can translate recorded patterns of neural activity into which … Continue reading

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The Zerkin Glove – Touching the Future, Now

TweetWith all the buzz about multiple AR news announcements (ARML, Layar 3D, Vuzix contest),  Noah Zerkin’s glove/tracking project got lost.  Hopefully I can shed some much deserved light on what this one-man show is doing. Noah has been working on an … Continue reading

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Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps With Dynamic Information

TweetThe Georgia Instituite of Technology will be presenting at ISMAR09 on “Augmenting Aerial Maps with Dynamic Information from Videos.”  They have released a video and a website on their project.  Their stated their goals are: Abstract We introduce methods for … Continue reading

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UgoTrade Interview with Thomas Wrobel

TweetYesterday UgoTrade posted a discussion of Thomas Wrobel’s proposal called, “Everything Everywhere: A proposal for an Augmented Reality Network system based on existing protocols and infrastructure.”  If you’ve been following along recent AR debates , you’ll know that Thomas is … Continue reading

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BMI Monkey Business

TweetIf you’ve been reading this blog awhile, you’ll know I have a fascination with brain-machine interfaces.  Both Toyota and Honda have developed thought controlled devices and there are a number of products on the market that can control your computer.  … Continue reading

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Toyota’s Mind Controlled Wheelchair

TweetWhile mind control has more immediate applications for people with disabilities, I also expect it will be a way to control our AR interfaces in the future.  The researchers report they have reduced the reaction time down to milliseconds which … Continue reading

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Rat Basketball

TweetCoincidentally, after I finished my post yesterday, I had an email in my inbox from a friend with a link to this article from The Daily Galaxy.  The article discusses a University of Florida study about using a BCI combined … Continue reading

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