woensdag, maart 11, 2009

"Sixth Sense" wearable tech

Another nice step towards more useful computers. It is wearable, possible with current tech and already affordable. It looks like augmented reality like stuff, a little bit like Surface. But it is a thing of itself.

Pattie Maes from MIT Media Lab's new Fluid Interfaces Group shows a minority report like tech. Around 5 minutes it starts to be more interesting, with examples of the technology.

FrankWatching has compiled some more examples of augmented reality, even some you can try at home like the one from GE about wind turbines and solar panels.

Update mar 2011: eventually you also want information augmented over your view of the normal world. These glassess by Finnish university Aalto are a nice step towards exactly that:

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