(via http://clotheshorse.org/news/lumus-dk-40-glass-with-true-ar)As Google’s Glass continues to develop, competitors are already standing by to give it a run for its money. The Lumus DK-40 promises full augmented reality support for its pair, meaning that unlike Google’s headset which slides in notifications via a separate display block, the DK-40′s entire right lens is actually a 640 x 480 display.This allows for graphics to be directly laid on top of your real-world view, not unlike the HUD you’ll see in most first-person view video games. The Android-powered DK-40 features a VGA-resolution display with a 25-degree field of view while the block section on the side that houses all the sensitive hardware such as the processor, battery and sensors is outfitted with a five-megapixel camera. Its estimated run time is between one and two hours of use based on Lumus’s early tests.
Wearables seem to be a growing trend lately. But within the space there are different options. There are fitness trackers and smartwatches as well as glasses. The big name in the glass space is Google, with Glass. But there are others such as Vuzix who recently began accepting pre-orders for the M100 from non-developers. While those are two examples, we also have Lumus.
(via YouTube by Auckland Museum)Go behind the scenes of our marine exhibition Moana -- My Ocean and hear how Flightless have developed a tiny holdfast teeming with life though the power of augmented reality.
Concept, design and production of Augmented Reality Projects for Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Moana My Ocean Exhibition(articles http://www.flightless.co.nz/projects/moana-my-ocean-exhibition/)
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Yuri Suzuki's latest artwork involves mini robots following a hand drawn circuit, turning colored parts of the track into sound. Called Looks Like Music the audiovisual installation is inspired by his piece Color Chaser and is currently being exhibited at MUDAM in Luxembourg.
Suzuki's background as both a sound artist and product/interactive designer is evident in the design of the unusual-looking robots. These "Color Chasers", produced by Dentaku, look like designer products and each have a different name—like basscar, glitchcar, drumcar—which relates to the different type of sounds they produce from the color markings. With sound programming by Mark McKeague the different robots combine bass, percussion, drum and other noises to create a chaotic symphony.(via http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/miniature-robots-follow-a-hand-drawn-circuit-translating-color-into-sound by The Creators Project Team — Aug 22 2013)
Physical, Sound Art and Design
Born in Tokyo, Japan 1980
Live in London, UK 2004-
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
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The Vuzix M100 can be paired with an Android phone or even an iPhone using Bluetooth 4.0 or WiFi connections. The glasses can be used together with the apps running on the smartphone, or even duplicate what is displayed on the smartphone. It can even run pre-installed and side-loaded Android apps. The only issue here is its 600mAh battery, which only yields up to two hours of usage with the display turned on. It does have an optional 3,000mAh external battery pack that can boost its staying power by up to six times. The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses is now available for $ 1,000, about $ 500 cheaper than the Explorer edition of Google Glass. Buyers can choose between white and gray.
This video illustrates how we use the GoPro Hero 3 camera and its private wifi link to directly observe a trainee performing a procedure. This give a 'point of view' video allowing the trainer to see almost exactly what the trainee sees in real time. This gives the trainee independence but with the security of knowing that advice is immediately at hand. Glass could be used in exactly the same way with a truer viewpoint as the camera is in line with the operators line of sight.The GoPro or Glass could be used to train many students simultaneously either in the next room (away from radiation exposure) or by streaming live over the web.http://www.whichmedicaldevice.com/edi...(via Yotube by Which Medical Device)
DOOR BEN DAVIS, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013
Since 2009, the British Museum has educated youngsters in Bloomsbury via its Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC). It’s free, and is the most extensive on-site digital learning programme of any UK museum.
I went along to the British Museum last week to see the launch of a new image recognition and augmented reality (AR) app, A Gift for Athena, helping kids to engage with the museum’s Parthenon gallery.
The app is simple in premise and use, but also a lot of fun, showing that augmented reality can succeed when applied in the right manner.
In this post I’ll discuss why the app works, and what’s needed to succeed with AR.
With Samsung set to support the museum’s Discovery Centre for another five years, and this new app being the first of a series, we can expect more best practice to come.
The British Museum has previous with AR, the mobile programme Passport to the Afterlife, which runs on Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones in the ancient Egypt galleries, being a notable success.
The museum plans to use new technology to provide innovative in-depth activities including touch tables, 3D printing, 3D animation, as well as increasing use of augmented reality.