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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, & Holograms News and Discussions

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Look into my eyes

Biotechnology: Smart contact lenses exploit the unusual characteristics of the eye to diagnose disease, deliver drugs and more besides

Jun 2nd 2011

EYES can reveal an awful lot about somebody. Look into someone’s eyes and you can tell if he is happy or sad, truthful or insincere, sober or drunk. By peering deeper still, ophthalmologists are even able to gauge a person’s health, spotting far more than just conditions that affect the eye itself: hypertension and brain tumours can also be diagnosed by examining the retina. Eyes are in many respects windows on the body, even if they are not quite windows on the soul.

And now contact lenses, normally used to bring the outside world into focus, are making it possible to peer back in through these windows. The idea of “smart” contact lenses that can superimpose information on the wearer’s field of view has been around for a while, but contact lenses are also being developed that use embedded sensors and electronics to monitor disease and dispense drugs. Such devices may eventually be able to measure the level of cholesterol or alcohol in your blood and flash up an appropriate warning.

The technology has huge potential, says Babak Parviz, a researcher at the University of Washington, in Seattle, who is one of the pioneers of smart contact lenses. Such lenses could act as both sensors and displays, providing new ways for data to pass in and out of the body. By adding tiny light-emitting elements to contact lenses, it is becoming possible to map digital images directly onto the wearer’s field of vision to create a head-up display or augmented-reality overlay that requires no glasses, screen or headset. “The ultimate goal would be to have a fully fledged display,” says Dr Parviz.

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wow! can't believe they've already advanced so far, last i've read in 2008 they had only been able to print a circuit on it and test on rabbits.

hope this is of some use to you:
http://www.livescien...ses-bionic.html

and also some pictures i've used that i think gives people an idea of what to expect. apologies for low resolution, had to grab em from an old ppt.

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This is future of Mobile Technology! Imagine how profitable this stuff will be to mobile advertisers. I foresee floating popups everywhere!!!!!!
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Amazing. Reminds me of pretty plausible (if you ask me) predictions about how such augumented reality will look: Incredible? Scary? Cool? All of those I guess. I especially like how advertising level affects balance. In case of contact lenses - not only display will be a challenge, but also making it comfortable - text or any information must seem to float in space before your eyes instead of being stick to your eyeball like floater. Also imagine how weird would it feel to see with your eyes closed :)
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haha nice video, dam annoying ads though =[ and yeah there is something frightening about that, feels like being trapped in a game?

In case of contact lenses - not only display will be a challenge, but also making it comfortable - text or any information must seem to float in space before your eyes instead of being stick to your eyeball like floater. Also imagine how weird would it feel to see with your eyes closed

Yeah that was the major issue i thought of as well, but on the article Dr. Parviz said he could focus the pixels on the eyes so that it wouldn't be blurry. Originally i thought that had to be done with the addition of 2 more subpixels to the RGB: the addition of infrared and sensor covered with a lens system.
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Augmented reality has been touted as the "next big thing" for a while, yet mainstream success has proved elusive. So what can be done to turn it from a gimmick into a commercial necessity?


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I think this will become the next big thing again in the future, What do members think?
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I want my holograms =D

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I want my holograms =D


I want my holographic piano with holy life-like grand piano sound.
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http://www.futuretim...eing-developed/ one of close topics. IMO augumented reality clearly is here already. From what I hear Google Goggles already works, and well actually even google maps is kinda augumented reality. So nothing new if you ask me. Last summer I've made presentation on "CyberPunk 2010" and augumented reality was around 1/4th of my material.
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First steps are allready made in the casual gameing sector

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By 2020 I think we'll be wondering how we ever lived without augmented reality, in much the same way people ponder on our existence before mobile phones and the internet these days...
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I love it. Possibilities of augumnted reality are endless. Things like info and directions are just tip of iceberg. Things like interactive movie poster, that can feed you with way to nearest cinem is just one of millions :) I can already imagine race between ads and filters :)
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Excellent and I was thinking when watching the video what London or my hometown would look like with augmented reality
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Yeah, downloaded the app for my android, and it's awesome. Within a few years the augmented world is going to rival the physical for advertising I fear, but the benefits will far outweigh the downside. Question is, how long until we get augmented glasses / contact lenses that allow us to overlay the physical and virtual whenever we are out without having to get your phone out?
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Excellent and I was thinking when watching the video what London or my hometown would look like with augmented reality


Full of animated ads, that's for sure.
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http://www.10news.co...943/detail.html

New personal 3D experience glasses dubbed, "HMZ-T1" are 0.7 inches long but project a 62 inch screen onto your eyelids!

The 3D Graphics are simply amazing.

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Japanese release date set for November for about $800. This technology is getting closer to home and practical use!
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I think they look too much like the VR goggles from the 90's. The technology might be better, but the looks aren't saying much.
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They need to combine this with the PlayStation Move tech (cost an extra £20 I reckon) to make it a full VR experience.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-15817316

I wonder what they show the rabbits to determine if it's safe or not? ;)
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