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The incredible world of Diminished Reality

The incredible world of Diminished Reality
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Touchscreen Braille Writer Lets the Blind Type on a Tablet | Gadget Lab One group of people has traditionally been left out of our modern tablet revolution: the visually impaired. Our slick, button-less touchscreens are essentially useless to those who rely on touch to navigate around a computer interface, unless voice-control features are built in to the device and its OS. But a Stanford team of three has helped change that. Tasked to create a character-recognition program that would turn pages of Braille into readable text on an Android tablet, student Adam Duran, with the help of two mentor-professors, ended up creating something even more useful than his original assignment: a touchscreen-based Braille writer. Currently a senior at New Mexico State University, Duran arrived at Stanford in June to take part in a two-month program offered by the Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC). “How does a blind person orient a printed page so that the computer knows which side is up? “The solution is so simple, so beautiful.

Rencontre entre deux mondes Το 1976, η ομάδα του εξερευνητή Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux ήρθε για πρώτη φορά σε επαφή με την πρωτόγονη φυλή των Toulambis (Papua, Νέα Γουινέα), τα μέλη της οποίας δεν είχαν έρθει ποτέ σε επικοινωνία με τον έξω κόσμο και ούτε είχαν ξαναδεί άνθρωπο με λευκό δέρμα. Η κάμερα απαθανάτισε την φοβισμένη και γεμάτη περιέργεια αντίδρασή τους. Tags: Jean, Papua, ανθρωπος, αντίδραση, Γουινέα, δέρμα, κάμερα, κόσμος, λευκό, ομάδα Connectome: A New Way To Think About What Makes You You by Maria Popova “You are more than your genes. You are your connectome.” The nature vs. nurture debate pitted the hard and social sciences against each other for decades, if not centuries, stirred by a central concern with consciousness, what it means to be human, what makes a person, and, perhaps most interestingly to us egocentric beings, what constitutes character and personality. A “connectome” denotes the sum total of connections between the neurons in a nervous system and, like “genome,” implies completeness. That capacity is precisely what makes the connectome intriguing and infinitely promising — unlike the genome, which is fixed from the moment of conception, the connetome changes throughout life. Neuroscientists have already identified the basic kinds of change. Map of the C. elegans nervous system, or 'connectome,' borrowing from the language of genomics Sample Seung’s insights with his 2010 TEDGlobal talk: Scientific American has an excellent Q&A with Seung about Connectome.

SLARToolkit - Silverlight Augmented Reality Toolkit Control a PC with body motions LAS VEGAS – Don't trash your keyboard and mouse just yet. But three companies at the International Consumer Electronics Show demonstrated depth-sensing cameras that let you to control your computer by moving your hands or body. Microsoft's Kinect add-on for the Xbox 360 console has already popularized these cameras for gaming. Now, the technology is being set loose for use on other devices. However, like many gadgets shown at the annual Las Vegas-based extravaganza of phones, PCs and TVs, the cameras aren't quite ready for the mass market. The companies showed off their cameras to give software developers and gadget makers a chance to work with the technology and incorporate it in their products. WHY IT'S HOT: The cameras represent another challenge to the keyboard-and-mouse regime, which is already being eroded by touch screens. BEHIND THE LENS: The cameras can tell how far away things are in their field of vision.

Spatial et réalité augmentée médicale | Pour aider les astronautes à accomplir des échographies, l’Agence Spatiale Européenne a développé un procédé d’assistance par réalité augmentée qui pourra être utilisée sur Terre pour d’autres procédures médicales. Le système CAMDASS : en portant des lunettes de réalité augmentée, l’astronaute voit des instructions claires avec des schémas qui se superposent à son patient afin qu’il positionne au mieux la sonde échographique.Crédit : ESA/Space Applications Service NV/Enjoy Space À bord de la Station Spatiale Internationale, l’examen par échographie est souvent employé par les astronautes, soit pour le suivi d’expériences, soit pour établir un diagnostic en cas de maladie. Ce moyen de visualiser l’intérieur du corps humain fait appel aux ultrasons et s’avère donc inoffensif tout en étant plus simple à mettre en œuvre que des techniques, certes plus précises, mais bien trop volumineuses pour être amenées là-haut (scanner, radiographie, IRM, etc.).

|AR-media™ Plugin for Google™ SketchUp™| .:: Inglobe Technologies ::. Description With AR-media™ Plugin, Trimble SketchUp™ users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, SketchUp™ 3D models can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code. By means of the Exporting feature, users can create and publish augmented reality files autonomously. Smartphone Booklet by Ilshat Garipov Not a Pamphlet, It’s a Smartphone Clutch your pearls because I’m about to say something amazing – nanoparticles! Yes these tiny, near invisible objects can revolutionize the bio medical, optical and electronic fields so designer Ilshat Garipov put pen to paper and came up with the Smartphone Booklet – a disposable phone as thin as a cardboard made possible by switching from traditional silicon to nanoparticles. The Booklet unfolds like a pamphlet with each side representing a commonly used application or function. Manufacturers can cut it to any size and once it’s worn out, just recycle it. Don’t worry about private information because everything is served from a cloud. How close is this to reality? Designer: Ilshat Garipov

La réalité augmentée pour visualiser le contenu d’une boîte de LEGO L’industrie de la mode était l’une des premières à aborder le virage écologique en lançant des tissus biodégradables. Hyeona Yang et Joshua Noble vont encore plus loin en proposant un imperméable qui fait plus que protéger contre la pluie. En effet, cet imperméable dénommé Raincatch est capable de recycler l’eau de pluie. Il collecte l’eau de pluie et la purifie afin qu’elle devienne potable. Doté d’un système composé de plusieurs tubes, le propriétaire de l’imperméable pourra alors étancher sa soif à tout moment.