This is a very cool software only solution for stereoscopic vision on an iPhone/iPad. Imagine Google’s 3D anatomy where body parts left out of the screen Something very similar was presented at TED, but required a head tracking system. These folks use the iPhone/iPad front facing camera to track the users head and then shift […]
If you’ve seen the recent Disney movie Mars Needs Moms, then you’ll know that the mom character looks a little odd. The artists are approaching photo realism, but something’s not quite right. This is known as the uncanny valley. Until we reach the ultimate photo realistic goal, we almost need to de-res our avatars or […]
Unless you’ve been in a media blackout, you have probably heard that IBM’s Watson soundly beat its human competitors on Jeopardy ($77k to $24k). What wasn’t covered as broadly is that IBM plans to launch a physician assistant service in 18 months using the Watson software. They plan to “physician’s assistant service that will allow […]
Withings has created a blood pressure cuff that works with the iPhone/iPad. The app looks quite good as well. It’ll chart several users’ blood pressure over time and allow a user to email updates to their doctor. The iPhone is getting closer and closer to a TriCorder of Star Trek fame! Via GeekBeat.TV #85 | […]
On the lighter side, dancing robots courtesy Parrot’s AR flying drones. I played with their drone product at GDC 2010 and it’s quite impressive. But they appear to be struggling to find the killer app (other than spying on your neighbors). Their shooting game isn’t all that exciting, in my humble opinion. Via MacLife.
What would January be without a list of predictions for the upcoming year. TechCrunch‘s Erick Schonfield came up with Seven Technologies that will Rock 2011. Web video on your TV (GoogleTV, Roku, Boxee Box) Quora (an impressive question and answer site that layers on top of your social network) Mobile social photo apps (e.g. Instagram, […]
If you’ve followed my blog, you know of my fascination with DARPA–the futuristic research arm of the US Military. Many of the technologies developed for the military eventually find their way in to civilian life (e.g. the internet and global positioning devices). Many projects seem much more like science fiction than reality. For instance, in […]
The MIT Technology Review published an article on “enhancing reality in 2010” including 3D TVs, cameras, and camcorders along with the rise of augmented reality. Read the article here. (Via The Year in Enhancing Reality – Technology Review.)
Researchers Washington University in St Louis developed an ultrasound probe that will connect to mobile devices like the iPad. Say hello to $1 ultrasound visits. Now to attach it to a sleeve to create an augmented reality experience like the Star Trek medical tricorder. http://www.imedicalapps.com/2010/12/mobisante-iphone-ultrasound/ Thanks to iMedicalApps.com for this tweet
University of Arizona’s unique avatar kiosk combines EyeTech’s eye tracking technology with other physiological tools to detect if a person is telling the truth.
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