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[…]

Augmented Reality to provide surgical expertise into the battlefield when it is most required

Purdue University researchers have developed a unique approach that allows experienced surgeons and physicians around the world to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures. “The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into the battlefield when it is most required,” said Juan Wachs, Purdue’s James A. Read more about Augmented Reality to provide surgical expertise into the battlefield when it is most required[…]

Artificial intelligence show that people’s eye movements reveal whether they are sociable, conscientious or curious

It’s often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, new research reveals that your eyes may also be an indicator of your personality type, simply by the way they move. Developed by the University of South Australia in partnership with the University of Stuttgart, Flinders University Read more about Artificial intelligence show that people’s eye movements reveal whether they are sociable, conscientious or curious[…]

New telemedicine exercise therapy

Anyone who gets an artificial hip or knee joint has to spend a lot of time in rehabilitation. The offers are scarce, though, and working people often cannot make the appointments due to time constraints. The result: the therapy is delayed, there are additional costs, and there is the added risk of possible health restrictions. Read more about New telemedicine exercise therapy[…]

Defence against unwanted audio tracking by acoustic cookies

Mobile phones and tablets through so-called audio tracking, can be used by means of ultrasound to unnoticeably track the behaviour of their users: for example, viewing certain videos or staying in specific rooms and places. In the project SoniControl, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences has developed a method for how this undetected (and usually Read more about Defence against unwanted audio tracking by acoustic cookies[…]

Shopping well-fitting clothes online with the intelligent 3D human modelling technology

Shopping well-fitting clothes online or making bespoke garments can be done more easily with the intelligent 3D human modelling technology developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), which digitally reconstructs the shape and size of a person accurately from two full body photographs within 5-10 seconds. With online shopping gaining popularity, this PolyU innovation, Read more about Shopping well-fitting clothes online with the intelligent 3D human modelling technology[…]