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A new affordable and accessible haptic force feedback for human-computer interfaces

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users. While multiple robotic arm devices already exist, most are heavy, expensive Read more about A new affordable and accessible haptic force feedback for human-computer interfaces[…]

A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform

Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decades, one component has remained frustratingly stagnant: the optical lens. Unlike electronic devices, which have gotten smaller and more efficient over the years, the design and underlying physics of today’s optical lenses haven’t changed much in about 3,000 years. This challenge has caused a bottleneck Read more about A new state-of-the-art lens opens a path to a new type of virtual reality platform[…]

Level Up Communication with Holographic Techniques

Hologram techniques are already used in our everyday life. A hologram sticker to prevent from counterfeiting money, Augmented Reality navigation projected in front mirror of a car to guide directions, and Virtual Reality game that allows a user to play in a virtual world with a feeling of live are just a few examples to Read more about Level Up Communication with Holographic Techniques[…]

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HAPTIC Technology will make you sensing a hug from your friend through a video call

Sensing a hug from your friend through a video call with him/her may become a reality soon. A joint-research team consisted of scientists and engineers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Northwestern University in the United States has developed a skin-integrated virtual reality (VR) system, which can be controlled and powered wirelessly. The Read more about HAPTIC Technology will make you sensing a hug from your friend through a video call[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on!

Safety helmets with built-in microdisplays and multifunction data glasses will soon monitor production lines, advise workers of dangers, and display storage locations. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is developing OLED microdisplays and sensors as the foundation for intelligent data glasses in the sectors of medicine, vehicle production, entertainment, Read more about Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on![…]

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[…]