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[15 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
AR Walker – Augmented Reality Tour Guide

DOCOMO’s AR Walker, with this you’d never be lost again. The AR walker aims to be you own personal augmented reality tour guide.

Imagine you were lost in a huge city in foreign country and you suck at reading maps. All you would have to do is attach a small device to your glasses. The mounted device has a screen that gives you directions to, and information about your target location. If you’re going the wrong way an arrow would appear to point you in the right direction. When …

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[13 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Futuristic Displays: You can text and see where you’re going.

TDK presented two futuristic OLED displays that they have in the works.
The first a see-through display demoed on cellphones. The user is able to see the on screen information but someone on the opposite side only sees transparent glass. This could be applied to glasses enriching the experience of augmented reality programs. (check out the scouter)

The other was a thin and flexible film display. This was displayed in really cool wrist bands, playing video graphics. Sony has already presented a similar product but TDK plans to start production of these …

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[11 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Robot Teddy Bears

Fujitsu’s “Social Robot Bear Cubs” made a showing at CEATEC 2010 in all their cuteness. The furry little ones where created to help take care of the elderly.
The teddies are equipped with a nose camera which allows the them to detect faces and respond to movements e.g. If you wave at a Teddy he’ll wave back. Also 13 touch sensors around the body making them able to respond to physical stimuli. They have a set of 300 different different movements in response to user interaction.

The bears can be programmed …

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[10 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Finally a Device that Tells You How Tired You Are.

Good news everyone! Finally, a way a to actually know if you’re tired! ‘Cause it’s so hard to tell isn’t it?
At Ceatec 2010, Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd presented their “vital sign sensor”. A device that measures a person’s fatigue level on a scale ranging from 1% to 100%. 1% being not tired at all and 100% being the most tired (all most dead?).

It works by the user placing his left and right finger on either side of the device. The user’s pulse and oxygen saturation are measured on the right …

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