Preventing identity theft with neural networks

From unlocking smartphones to speeding up airport security checks: the use of automated face recognition for personal identification continues to grow. But this authentication method is vulnerable to morphing attacks: criminals can misuse it by melding two different facial images into one. A single passport featuring a photograph manipulated this way can then be used Read more about Preventing identity theft with neural networks[…]

Highly immersive simulation visual, auditory and haptic feedback for sailors training

The Sailors file into the room, their weapons ready and their adrenaline flowing. They operate as a team in a seamless manner. Their mission: to secure an active-shooter situation and apprehend the holographic perpetrator. Commands are given to the shooter, within the augmented-reality (AR) headset. The shooter surrenders, and the Sailors’ mission is accomplished. The Read more about Highly immersive simulation visual, auditory and haptic feedback for sailors training[…]

Children eye disorders can be detected by a smatphone app

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test. The CRADLE app (ComputeR Assisted Detector LEukocoia) searches for traces of abnormal reflections from the retina called leukocoria Read more about Children eye disorders can be detected by a smatphone app[…]

Virtual Reality (VR) in Health and Safety training

A new study suggests employee safety could be improved through use of Virtual Reality (VR) in Health and Safety training, such as fire evacuation drills. The Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham, developed an immersive VR system to stimulate participants’ perception of temperature, and senses of smell, sight and hearing to explore Read more about Virtual Reality (VR) in Health and Safety training[…]

Using VR students can learn better from a drone

he teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching Read more about Using VR students can learn better from a drone[…]

An electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities

While birds are able to naturally perceive the Earth’s magnetic field and use it for orientation, humans have so far not come close to replicate this feat – at least, until now. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize Read more about An electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities[…]

Immersing in virtual worlds with Europe’s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory

Europe`s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory is located in Magdeburg. Four meters high and sixteen meters in diameter, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF‘s Elbedome resembles a hemisphere. It affords companies the opportunity to bring models of machines, systems, factories and even entire cities to life with impressive realism. We interviewed with Read more about Immersing in virtual worlds with Europe’s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory[…]

Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking

· Around 3 billion people worldwide currently drink or smoke – new research could help in both the prevention and treatment of alcohol and nicotine substance abuse. · In new research the areas of the brain that are different in those who smoke and those who drink have been identified: the tendency to drink alcohol Read more about Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking[…]

Honda Uses Virtual Reality to Transport Pediatric Patients into a Magical Snow Globe for the Holidays

For the holiday season, Honda is using virtual reality to create a one-of-a-kind winter wonderland in “The Magic Snow Globe,” an interactive world personalized for patients at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s). Honda invited the young patients at CHOC Children’s to go inside a real snow globe through a “shrinking machine.” Using Read more about Honda Uses Virtual Reality to Transport Pediatric Patients into a Magical Snow Globe for the Holidays[…]

Exposure therapy in virtual reality

Arachnophobia is the technical term for the fear of spiders. Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from this phobia. Exposure therapy is the most common form of treatment. However, 60 to 80 percent of arachnophobes do not receive any therapy because of a lack of services. Others simply cannot bear the terror Read more about Exposure therapy in virtual reality[…]

AI Algorithms Can Successfully Determine Breast Density

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. The researchers said the study, the result of a collaboration between breast imagers and AI experts, represents a groundbreaking implementation of AI into routine clinical practice. Breast density can mask Read more about AI Algorithms Can Successfully Determine Breast Density[…]

Porsche make investment in future technology: Holographic augmented reality head-up display

Porsche has invested in WayRay; the up-and-coming technology start-up from Zurich develops and produces holographic augmented reality head-up display technologies and is working on seamlessly integrating virtual objects into the driving experience. Porsche has bought into WayRay as a strategic lead investor during the current Series C funding round. The total value of the financing Read more about Porsche make investment in future technology: Holographic augmented reality head-up display[…]