Many of us have heard about Oculus Rift–a high field of view (FOV), low-latency, consumer- priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). But I’m guessing you have not heard about the Kickstarter Project, Virtuix Omni. The Omni is a virtual reality “treadmill” that uses your legs as part of the controller. Check out this [...]
My fascination with Microsoft Kinect continues. There was an interesting story in this morning’s Gizmodo about a project that layers HD video over Kinect’s depth maps. The project, called RGBDToolkit, is available now. The set-up isn’t simple (it requires 2 Kinects and a DSLR), but the results are uber cool. Check it out. (via This Is [...]
There was an interesting blog entry in the New York Times this morning concerning the Microsoft Kinect. Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, touted the Kinect as the beginning of a revolution in human – computer interaction. Mundie believes the Kinect will ultimately replace today’s computer Graphical User Interfaces (or GUI). This proclamation [...]
Another cool Kinect game under development. This one is a must-have for swim families like mine. Michael Phelps: Push the Limit will bring Kinect-controlled swimming to your livingroom in June 2011. Careful not to get the XBox wet!
The Observer put together this video compilation of the coolest Kinect hacks so far. They range from the goofy to the downright cool. The original article has links to many of the individual projects. Well worth the 2 minutes of viewing time. (Via Kinect hackers take control of the action | Technology | The Observer.)
The vast majority of communication is nonverbal – derived from both body position and facial expression. Anyone that plays (or builds) video games realizes that in-game non-verbal communication leaves much to be desired. Well, It appears the race for in game realistic non-verbal communication is heating up. My friend, Rachel Brady, sent me a story [...]
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