Tongue-tingling interface lets you taste data. CAN YOU imagine feeling Earth’s magnetic field on the tip of your tongue?
Strangely, this is now possible, using a device that converts the tongue into a “display” for output from environmental sensors. Gershon Dublon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devised a small pad containing electrodes in a 5 × 5 grid. 4 Great Augmented Reality Apps for teaching Science. Augmented Reality is the term used by apps which overlay content on top of real world objects.
Imagine viewing a textbook page through your iPad and the pictures come to life with sound and animations. This can have some great educational uses. From bringing spacecraft or animals into the classroom, to bringing worksheets to life with interactive 3D models. Online High School in Japan Enters Virtual Reality. How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace. Sci-fi tech, meet Wall Street.
A recent report from investment bank Goldman Sachs predicted that within 10 years, virtual reality hardware will be an $80 billion industry. This “base case” forecast assumed that adoption will be slow, as compared to that of smartphones and tablets, but, the report noted, “as the technology advances, price points decline, and an entire new marketplace of applications (both business and consumer) hits the market, we believe VR/AR has the potential to spawn a multi-billion dollar industry, and possibly be as game changing as the advent of the PC.”
While the conversation around VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) often focuses on gaming and video entertainment, the Goldman report theorizes that these use cases will account for less than half of the software market. As a sometimes-gamer, it’s fun to think about strapping on a headset and diving headfirst into my favorite virtual worlds. These Japanese Researchers Are Making Holograms You Can Touch. The author’s hand on the right is “touching” a researcher’s holographic hand.
Image: Emiko Jozuka Imagine reaching out and physically shaking someone’s holographic hand when you’re Skyping them for the first time. Glasses Free Virtual Reality. Brain-Computer Interface. Augmented reality. NASA X38 display showing video map overlays including runways and obstacles during flight test in 2000.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. Virtual Reality. A VR Geek's Blog » Virtual Reality DIY. The DLP 3D technology is reaching mass market!
This ZDNet article says that those TVs “which uses DLP-based rear projection and ranging in price from $1499 to $4500″. Moreover, Mitsubishi is planning 3D Blu-Ray player for early 2008. Homebrew 3D Shutterglasses Controllers. Back to Know-How-Page You are unsatisfied with the range of compatibility of your 3D glasses controller?
You have some glasses without controller (like ASUS)? DIY head-tracker takes Wiimote hacking to dizzying new heights. A VR Geek's Blog » Virtual Reality DIY. I’ve been interviewed by the french tech magazine Amusement (October edition) about the new 3D controller by Sony, the PSMove.
Sony liked the interview and decided to put it in the (french) press kit: The interview was done after testing the basic sports games, and my initial reaction was very good. DIY Virtual Reality Helmet Rig. Let’s face it, new advancements in gaming (Project Natal, augmented reality, etc.) and visuals (3D) are going to have a huge impact on gaming and entertainment.
Instead of waiting, the gamer pictured above decided to take things into his own hands by creating his own virtual reality rig. Although it’s pretty heavy, it does a great job of simulating a 3D environment in the video below: We have to admit, this guy has an awesome sense of humor about it, “While strolling around town in my newly built VR rig, no less than three very hot women attempted to tear off my clothes and ravage me.
Simultaneously. Fact.” DIY Virtual Reality.