from Singularity Hub:
Set on the massive 16 hectare compound of Santander Bank outside of Madrid, El Faro awes its guests with technology that transforms their surroundings into a interactive mesh of the physical and digital worlds.
Integrated technologies providing humans with an enhanced environment – welcome to the future, boys and girls.
from MIT’s Technology Review:
A new “enhanced vision system” from General Motors could help drivers by highlighting landmarks, obstacles and road edges on the windshield in real-time.
Such a system can point out to drivers potential hazards, such as a running animal, even in foggy or dark conditions, GM says.
On the Intel booth at CeBIT 2010 we found Microvision with their motion-sensing, gun mounted laser projector… trust me, this is awesome!
According to the filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda, “Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it.”
And to display some less-than-optimistic viewpoints:
- Sixth Sense
- The Electric Eye
- NASA Kepler Space Telescope
- XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
(i.e. The Smart Bullet)
- Microsoft Project Natal
- Robotic Exoskeleton
- The Smart Thermostat
- Android Phone
- 3M/Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 With Zargis Cardioscan
Augmented reality technology is getting a lot of attention these days — particularly the use of AR with smartphones. The idea is that by using certain software, you can turn your iPhone, Droid or other smartphone into a virtual heads-up display.
Aim your phone’s camera at a shop, restaurant or landmark, and information about the place, such as hours of operation, reviews or directions, appears on the device’s screen as graphics floating over the image of the place.
Dozens of developers of mobile augmented reality apps are banking on AR becoming the Next Big Thing in the mobile market. Indeed, a recent Juniper Research report predicted that annual revenues from mobile AR apps will reach $732 million by 2014, up from less than $1 million in 2009.
Also see: For when the 5 senses aren’t enough (SixthSense)
from The Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies:
- Smart grids
- Radical materials
- Synthetic biology
- Personal genomics
- Data interfaces
- Solar power
from IEEE Spectrum:
A new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs promises bionic eyesight
The human eye is a perceptual powerhouse. It can see millions of colors, adjust easily to shifting light conditions, and transmit information to the brain at a rate exceeding that of a high-speed Internet connection.
But why stop there?
Thanks to @klintron of Technoccult for the link
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Tagged AR, biotech
Every blog’s got to start somewhere, so I figured: Why not with Pranav Mistry’s highly anticipated SixthSense technology?
For a good rundown on what it’s all about, check out SixthSense Frees Data from the Confines of Paper or Screen.
SixthSense pushes gesture-driven digital responses to the limits. Simply draw the @ sign with your finger in the air if you want to check your emails on the wall. Use the same finger to draw a circle and see the time in the image of analog watch that appears on your wrist. Make a picture frame with your hands to take a digital photograph. With a look at your airplane ticket, SixthSense can tell you whether or not your flight is on time, as well as the reason of delay.
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