For all the enthusiasm about virtual reality, there are still plenty of unsolved challenges — technical issues, cultural worries, and questions about market fit and timing. The articles below tackle these issues… read more
Swedish researchers created an augmented reality system in which myoelectric electrodes on an amputee patient’s stump indicated his attempted muscle movements for the missing arm, and an arm image on screen reflected those movements back to him. The patient reported that his chronic phantom limb pain diminished dramatically.
Meta, a Silicon Valley startup with an Israeli Defense Forces veteran at the helm, has opted to try to out-perform Glass in functionality, even if it means a significantly less lightweight product. The company recently opened pre-ordering for its first consumer product, Mega Pro glasses.
Robots. Video Games. Smart phones. What do they all have in common? Sphero. The robotic ball that you control via your iOS or Android device is the flagship product of… read more
Augmented reality allows you to look through the camera on your mobile phone and see a digital world superimposed on the real one. Metaio allows augmented reality to actually understand… read more
I don’t know if you noticed, but a parallel Earth has merged with our own, overlapping our reality no matter where we go. I’m talking about the digital realm -… read more
You may think the ability to reshape your world as you see fit would be priceless, but it’s not. Vuzix will sell it to you for $2000. Their Wrap920AR glasses… read more
What if you could remove all the ugliness in the world? It’s not a hypothetical question. Researchers at Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany have developed a new augmented reality… read more
If you see some crazy person waving their phone around like they’re trying to hit an imaginary bug, don’t worry – they’re just catching coupons. The Mobile Art Lab in… read more
How do you know you’re watching a science fiction movie? Easy – there’s always someone who has a video, or message, or digital map, that appears directly on their glasses…. read more
Mega-corp IBM has teamed up with Israel-based EZface to create a “virtual mirror” that allows you to see what makeup looks like on your face without ever opening a compact…. read more