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Category "Science"

LuminAR, a review

LuminAR, a review
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 Day Made of Glass

A Day Made of Glass
A vision about how information technology integrated with modern glass surfaces would shape our daily lifes.

Finger-precise hand gesture tracking

Finger-precise hand gesture tracking
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.

Toward Transparent Telepresence

Toward Transparent Telepresence
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.

Emerging Technology for 2012 and beyond

Emerging Technology for 2012 and beyond
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.

Beam – Remote Presence Bot

Beam - Remote Presence Bot
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.

Top-Four Real-Time Location Tracking Systems

Top-Four Real-Time Location Tracking Systems
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.

Creating 3D Models With a Simple Webcam

Creating 3D Models With a Simple Webcam
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.

Volumetric 360° Display Prototype from Sony

Volumetric 360° Display Prototype from Sony
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.

Interactive 360º Light Field Display

Interactive 360º Light Field Display
University of Southern California's Graphics Lab has presented a volumetric 360º Light Field Display at SigGraph 2007 which is suitable for multiple simultaneous viewers. The display is also used in a 3D Teleconference prototype.