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[26 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Diamond Vision OLED [Video]

At CEATEC 2011 Mitsubishi Electric showcased their “Diamond Vision OLED” technology which we’ve previously seen with the impressive gigantic globe screen: Geo Cosmos. This time they showed off a scaled down version, a group of OLED panels arranged a semi-spherical shape.

This screen is made up of 696 OLED panels 32mm x 32mm, one third the size of the ones used on Geo Cosmos. They each display a brightness of 1,200cd/m2 and consume 11.2kW of power. Mitsubishi has expressed plans to make them commercially available for digital signage.
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[13 Jun 2011 | 34 Comments | ]
Geo-Cosmos: Gigantic Globe OLED Display [Video]

On June 11th the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo displayed Mitsubishi Electric’s “Geo-Cosmos”, the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED. It was breathtaking, the video below is proof.

The gigantic globe features 10,362 OLED panels which cover an aluminum sphere hanging 18 meters from the floor. The 6 meter orb is an upgrade to a previous model which featured regular LED panels. This spanking new OLED version features a resolution about 10 times greater than LED, more than 10 million pixels!
The globe was installed to celebrate the 10th …

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[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Amazing Art Created with just Your Eyes, for Cheap

Eye tracking technology for the disabled is not new, but the problem is that it certainly isn’t cheap. A quick Google search will show some systems can cost $20,000 or more. This makes the benefits of these devices inaccessible to many who need it it.
How about cutting the cost down to $50? That’s what the EyeWriter Initiative is all about. The EyeWriter was developed to be a completely opensource project that allows anyone to make their own eye tracking device from hardware that can be bought inexpensively. The team works …

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[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ride the Virtual Reality Train

A dark shipping container that actually turns out to be an intercontinental and inter-dimensional train. This was the University of Tokyo’s virtual reality installation at Tokyo Designers Week 2010.

The inside of the shipping container was designed to look like a train car. The windows were actually ten displays showing train travel scenery from countries all over the world. This setup was done by using ten PCs connected by a server. They controlled the ten different window displays; five for each side. The image shown through the windows on one side …

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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Yummy Virtual Cookies

A device that lets you virtually change the flavor and appearance a cookie while eating it. With “Metacookie +” the user (eater?) is hooked up to goggles so they can see the design of the cookie that they are eating. The taste is simulated by synthesized scents delivered by seven tubes.
I’ve been racking my brain to think of how this could be used commercially. Probably in future when all plant and animal life is wiped out. And all we have to eat is a gruel of synthesized carbohydrates and amino …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Two Movies, One TV, No Problem! – Laval Virtual

Laval Virtual is a French event showcasing innovations in virtual and augmented reality. At Tokyo’s DC Expo 2010 they presented two exhibits.
Scritter developed by Japan’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology, is a setup that allows users to to view two different movies on the same screen at the same time without split-screen. So it’s possible for parents to watch the news and the kids to play video games on the same TV. You can watch Stallone rearrange someone’s face while your girlfriend watches the latest romantic comedy in your arms.
This is …

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[20 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
AirStrike – “The Iron Man Experience”

“The Touchless Iron Man Experience”  was title of LM3 Labs display at Digital Content Expo 2010. They showcased their product “AirStrike”. A virtual mouse that interprets the user’s hand gestures in mid-air and enables interaction with on screen graphics. Kinda like the holographic UI that Tony Stark uses in the Iron Man movies (hence the title). Here’s how it works.

AirStrike is a already being used by big names like Chanel, Cartier and Marlboro; for their interactive catalogs. 3LM hopes for more widespread use internationally and in a wide variety …

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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 …