Tag Archives: SixthSense

MIT: Top 10 technology research to watch

from M.I.T.’s Technology Review:

  • Printcasting
  • Ushahidi Engine
  • Digital Preservation Europe
  • Peer-to-Peer Video Broadcast System
  • Google Listen
  • SixthSense
  • TV Everywhere
  • 4G Cellular Network
  • High-Performance Video Coding
  • Advertising Works

SherWeb: Top 10 tech inventions shaping 2010

from SherWeb:

  1. Sixth Sense
  2. The Electric Eye
  3. NASA Kepler Space Telescope
  4. Teleportation
  5. XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
    (i.e. The Smart Bullet)
  6. Microsoft Project Natal
  7. Robotic Exoskeleton
  8. The Smart Thermostat
  9. Android Phone
  10. 3M/Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 With Zargis Cardioscan

Augmented Reality: Pure hype or the Next Big Thing?

from Computerworld:

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)

For when 5 senses aren’t enough…

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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