Monday, June 30, 2014
Real-life Call of Duty shooting? This 'smart rifle' uses Android-enabled goggles to fire crazy accurate shots without looking (video) | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Tom Cheredar
X-ray image of BMW 3 Series PN 66.53 924.351-01 rear view camera.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) is demonstrating their latest Project Tango Tablet Development Kits at Google I/O 2014 today. Now, for the first time, the tablets with integrated pmd-based depth sensors are shown publicly. Besides a motion tracking and a RGB camera the tablets utilize a pmd-based 3D ToF sensor to allow the tablet to sense its environment in space and motion. The ToF sensor used in the tablet has been jointly developed by Infineon and pmdtechnologies.
"We are proud that Google's ATAP group shows the world for the first time how our 3D technology is contributing to the addition of environmental awareness to mobile devices in a new and unique way. We also look forward to seeing what kind of amazing applications will be developed based on this tablet as the possibilities are endless in applications such as augmented reality, architecture, retail, gaming, and many more.", says Bernd Buxbaum, CEO of pmdtechnologies.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
January 25, 2013, the ITU announced the completion of the first stage approval of the H.265 video codec standard and in the last 1 year several vendors/entities have started to work on the first implementations of H.265 encoders and decoders. Theoretically HEVC is said to be from 30 to 50% more efficient than H.264 (especially at higher resolutions) but is it really that simple ?
Read the article:
HEVC defines a “low delay” configuration capable of low latency operation, it's unclear what will be sacrified.
In general, HEVC decoders are expected to have 2-3 times the computational complexity of AVC decoders, and HEVC encoders are expected to have up to 10 times the computational complexity of AVC encoders.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Voxelo™ is a Free-Viewpoint Video player for Windows, which enables you to watch full 3D video content of real captured scenes. While traditional 2D video is restricted to the viewpoint of the recording camera, Free-Viewpoint Video allows you to freely choose your viewpoint of the scene during playback.
Excellent video clip of their technology.
See earlier post for more info:
This technology looks a lot like the Leap Motion but instead of two cameras, they are using three.
The Verge, Mashable:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Conventional displays are rectangular because they require a minimal width for the bezel in order to accommodate the drive circuit, called the gate driver, around the perimeter of the screen's display area. With the Free-Form Display, the gate driver's function is dispersed throughout the pixels on the display area. This allows the bezel to be shrunk considerably, and it gives the freedom to design the LCD to match whatever shape the display area of the screen needs to be.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Giant 3D holographic HD screen, 40 deg field of view (15 x Google Glass) Ultra high-end sleek light weight design. Independent pocket computing power.
Deliveries for orders made today start January 2015.
Prices range from $13,000 to $20,000 + accessories and installation.
Monday, June 16, 2014
FreeTrack is a free optical motion tracking application for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License. Its main function is inexpensive head tracking in computer games and simulations but can also be used for general computer accessibility, in particular hands-free computing. Tracking is sensitive enough that only small head movements are required so that the user's eyes never leave the screen.
Sneak Peek! from Replica Labs on Vimeo.
Single camera on a cell phone, providing 3D rendering. Interested in getting it first? Sign up for our closed beta test here: rendor.co/#beta-sign-up
Sunday, June 15, 2014
It's because of things like this that Free View Point video will ultimately dominate.
Friday, June 13, 2014
As Sony presents its curved CMOS sensors, one has to mention that Olching, Germany-based Andanta has first shown its commercially available curved CCDs in 2012. The 2013-dated document presents cylindrically curved FSI devices as standard products, while the spherical ones available on request: The company says: "*The curvature of the image sensor can be designed as a one-dimensional cylindrical curvature or as a two-dimensional spherical curvature (convex or concave). As part of a customized project, scientific front illuminated 4k x 4k (16 Mpixels) - image sensors with convex and ... more »
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A new way to see: Why Oculus Rift and Google Glass are on a collision course | GamesBeat | Games | by Shawn Hardin, Mind Pirate CEO
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sunday, June 08, 2014
3D depth mapping announcement comes from Duo3D presenting AudioSight - a software-based solution turning stereo camera into a depth mapping device.
They have a dual camera board that does board level 3D sensing utilizing stereo vision, ready to work out of the box supporting a wide range of accessories and configurations. $200 USD
Israel based Mantis Vision confirms that its MV4D 3D camera is used in Google's Project Tango tablet.
Amihai Loven, CEO, Mantis Vision said:
"3D represents a major paradigm shift for mobile. We haven't seen a change this significant since the introduction of the camera-phone. MV4D allows developers to deliver 3D-enabled mobile devices and capabilities to the world,"
"This partnership with Google offers Mantis Vision the flexibility to expand quickly and strategically. It will fuel adoption and engagement directly with consumer audiences worldwide. Together, we are bringing 3D to the masses."
Johnny Lee, Technical Product Lead at Google said:
"We are excited about working with partners, such as Mantis Vision, as we push forward the hardware and software technologies for 3D sensing and motion tracking on mobile devices,"
Looks like 4K cell phone cameras are here, but I have not found anyone making a cell phone 4K display yet.
This is something the VR world needs like the Oculus Rift and Samsung an other face mounted screens based HMD's.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
The HoverMast is able to host a large variety of payloads such as CCD/IR cameras, radars, laser designators, relays, cellular antennas, and hyperspectral sensors.
Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.
Find out exactly how "Box" was created in our exclusive behind the scenes video:
Box by Bot & Dolly | Behind the Scenes
Thursday, June 05, 2014
View Phone Technology, an obscure Taiwanese company, has a head-mounted 3D display that puts content from your phone directly before your eyes. Named the PhoneStation converts video to 3D, letting you use any handset to stream movies and TV shows directly from YouTube.
View Phone Technology Co., LTD
Phone Number: 886-2-87901829
Fax Number: 886-2-27650968
3F., No.5, Xingshan Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 114, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Taiwan
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian display startup, 5,000ppi projectors the size of Tic Tacs
5000 ppi is 5um pixel size which is typical for DLP displays today.
Solid State Light (SSL) based display technologies, Not sure what that means.
Quantum Photonic Imager?
Monday, June 02, 2014
Earlier this year, video processor startup Novafora Inc. boldly acquired publicly-listed Transmeta Corp. for $255 million. A few months later, company CEO Naki Rakib and VC backer Robert Genisier (Vertex Capital) rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. Yesterday, the San Jose, Calif.-based company shut its doors.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Currently there are security measures in place that can keep unwanted visitors out of your digital world, the most basic being passwords, which can easily be hacked. Other more advanced methods of security include retina and fingerprint scanners that identify a particular user to grant access to sensitive materials. These systems are standalone devices that were not typically integrated into any system, mobile device, or touchscreen until now.
Researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have developed a touchscreen that is capable of identifying the fingerprints of its users. The problem with incorporating a fingerprint reader is that most fingerprint readers (or biometrics) rely on light to capture the unique patterns on people’s fingers, and most touchscreens can't sense light, but rather function using capacitive or resistive technology that senses pressure when touched.
The team, led by Christian Holz and Patrick Baudisch, developed the Fiberio tabletop touchscreen in an effort to combine both technologies together for an ultra-secure interface that can be used by the public. The touchscreen uses a new screen material known as large fiber optic plate, which is comprised of millions of 3mm-long optical fibers bundled together in the form of a platter. This both diffuses projected light and reflects it at the same time, making it ideal as a touchscreen with the reflection needed to read fingerprints.
The screen itself sits atop an aluminum stand with a projector housed underneath the screen itself. An IR (infrared) illuminator is housed adjacent to the projector, which illuminates the user’s fingerprints and reflects the images to a high-resolution infrared camera that identifies not only finger/hand location, but hovering objects, as well. The screen has the potential to be used in myriad places and projects that require a certain level of security.
The team envisions the technology could be used in banking institutions for approving loans (requiring more than just a signature) or used as tables in coffee shops, allowing patrons to answer emails, surf the Web, or hone their writing skills without the need for passwords.