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DPI Augmented Reality

Iron Man / Minority report style Holographic 3D computer user interface (UI)

We are seeing a lot of these concept videos these days which I think is great. By the time we have mass AR delivery technologies in place UI concepts will be well explored.

Sight – augmented reality concepts

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

Google – Project Glass

A team in the Google [x] group has started Project Glass to build this kind of technology which is along the lines of my PhD research into NUI. I think the key here is interface has to be simple and out of your way and the physical glasses have to look cool or just look normal.

Once those two elements come together it will be the perfect storm for this ..I can see it now with people walking around talking to themselves .. actually nothing really new about that.

This Is Uncommon

This Is Uncommon from Scott Wilson on Vimeo.

Sony’s 360º display at Siggraph 2010

Prototype Nalu 3D computer

The First Curved Computer, Nalu 3D OLED Display, binaural surround sound, split ergonomic keyboard, multi-touch launch pad for apps and ink. Air flow under the keyboard prevents Li battery heat build up.

SIGGRAPH 2010 : Computer Animation Festival

Multi-touch Surface with Muscle Sensing

A 2009 research paper that illustrates how muscle sensing technology in combination with a multitouch interface will enable very powerful NUI solutions in the future.

Sony’s New Touch Panel Detects Amount of Pressure

Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) Inc developed a touch panel that can generate tactile feedback and detect the amount of pressure applied to the panel.

The panel is targeted at mobile phones and was demonstrated at Open House 2010, which took place May 28, 2010. It can detect not only the x and y coordinates of a fingertip but also the pressure applied in the direction of the z-axis.

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