LuminAR is a robotic mixed reality interface that evolves the concept of a desk lamp into a compact computing device transforming surfaces and objects into interactive augmented spaces.
A vision about how information technology integrated with modern glass surfaces would shape our daily lifes.
San Francisco based start-up 3Gear Systems has developed a gesture control system with an astonishing finger-precise tracking. The system uses two Microsoft Kinect sensors facing downwards from above a desk and a new software to track a user's hand gestures.
A keynote talk by Henry Fuchs recorded at the IEEE ICME 2012 conference gives some insights into current research and future direction of telepresence technology. Watch the entire talk at VideoLectures.net.
An infographics predicting the potential future of technology development until 2040 has won the Silver Award in the Infographic/Infodesign category at the Information Is Beautiful Awards 2012.
Suitable Technologies, a start-up from Palo Alto, CA announced Beam, their idea of a 'true remote presence device'. Beam is a human-sized mobile pod equipped with HD cameras, a microphone array, a 17" screen and speakers taking classical video conferencing on the road.
Real-time location tracking techniques are a great tool for advanced media productions. This review presents the top-four professional tracking systems for indoor and outdoor use delivering a tracking precision of down to 15 cm at refresh rates of up to 200 Hz.
University of Cambridge researcher Qi Pan has developed a simple and affordable method for constructing virtual three-dimensional (3D) models. First presented at the 20th British Machine Vision Conference in London in 2009 the system may make 3D modeling more accessible in the future.
At Ceatec exhibition 2009 in Tokio Sony presented a prototype of a real volumetric 360° display. The display has a cylindrical form of 27 cm height and 13 cm diameter and can display stereoscopic images at 24bit color depth to multiple users simultaneously.