IEEE Digital Senses

By Lee Stogner | Using  Virtual Reality  and  Augmented Reality to  represent  the  data  of  the new  Digital  World    http://digitalsenses.ieee.org/

Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping

Online shopping is on the rise—it’s fast and ships directly to your doorstep, sometimes overnight. But with online shopping, you miss the experience …

Virtual Reality

Rumors of the demise of augmented reality developers have been greatly exaggerated

With the announcement of Apple’s ARKit, I’ve been bombarded with questions about what ARKit means for Augmented Reality (AR) developers, specifically ones building hard mobile AR technologies.<p>We, along with our friends at Modsy, were even called out in a recent TechCrunch piece as being …

Augmented Reality

Your iPhone can now be a measuring tape, thanks to the magic of augmented reality

Apple's new augmented reality framework will monumentally shift the way we use our phones, if the first few demos are any indication.<p>The new ARKit is Apple's framework to bring augmented reality applications to iOS devices, launched at WWDC this year.<p>New demos such as this measuring tape app, show …

Augmented Reality

VR, AR Developers Move Away From Mobile To Higher-End Systems

Virtual reality experiences may be shifting from mobile-based platforms to higher-end systems.<p>That is one of the shifts compared to last year …

Virtual Reality

E3 2017: Hands-On With VR Hand Controller CaptoGlove

Immersive experiences are the foundation of VR’s growth and devs or creators continue to find ways to keep the illusion from being broken as long as …

HTC Vive X welcomes 33 new startups to its accelerator program

In pushing the virtual reality market forward, it really isn’t enough just to have a VR headset or a set of demo apps and games. It isn’t even enough …

Virtual Reality

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s

Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present<p>Apple has often been accused of acting like it invented things that others have been doing for years. That complaint is not without merit, however Apple can lay claim to <i>transforming</i> existing things into mainstream …

Augmented Reality

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

VR could get resolutions so high they’ll trick the human eye this year

I am standing in a virtual living room rendered via Unity. Except I am seeing things I never have before in VR. There is a virtual television on the wall to my left displaying a 4K video of a city. The floor, the couch pillows, the clothes hanging on a rack to my left, are shown in such extreme …

Virtual Reality

VRcade: Be the First to Open One in Your Town

Virtual-reality arcades offer a way for entrepreneurs to become early adopters in a tech industry poised for exponential growth.<p>Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. Companies are implementing VR in their training, warehouses and marketing -- as well as featuring VR …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Super Mario Looks Dangerous And Delightful

Willfully obscuring your vision as you traipse down a public thoroughfare sounds like a pitch for a reality TV series wherein people attempt …

Augmented Reality

This crazy pen lets you draw real 3D objects in mid-air

I have now given the MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen with OLED Display as a gift to three different people, and in each of those three cases it’s …

Shopping

Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX

Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its …

Virtual Reality

Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

This year's iPhone (tentatively dubbed the "iPhone 8") is going to be a huge launch.<p>We've already heard a lot about the iPhone 8 through leaks. Rumors say it'll have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the screen, inductive wireless charging, a new "glass …

Augmented Reality

VR For The Masses? That’s YouTube’s Goal With A New Format And New Tools

The company announced its 180-degree format, VR180, and a series of compatible cameras, both designed to make VR more accessible to mere mortals.<p>YouTube thinks that immersive videos are the future, and that as viewers’ appetites for them grow, creators will respond to meet that appetite.<p>But …

Virtual Reality

Obvious: AR Made With Apple’s ARKit Would Work Way Better On iGlasses

ARKit may be just the first step in a warmup process that leads to the release of Apple AR glasses.<p>Shortly after Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month, I wrote that the announcement of Apple’s new augmented reality developer tool ARKit would lead to new 3D sensors in future …

Augmented Reality

With VR180, YouTube Steps Gingerly Toward Virtual Reality

Done well, virtual reality feels immediate, immersive, and exciting. Even 360-degree video, which merely surrounds you in a scene you can't explore, …

Virtual Reality

YouTube Enables Heatmaps For VR And 360 Video Analytics

YouTube has this week announced the implementation of a new feature to help virtual reality and 360 degree video creators learn more insight into how …

Virtual Reality

Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens

Super Mario Bros. is iconic, so it’s a natural target for augmented reality development, where everything nostalgic is new again. This demo, created by Abhishek Singh, really is amazing, however. Singh recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. as an augmented reality game on Microsoft …

Super Mario

Star Trek virtual reality game boldly goes with IBM Watson

Technology reporter, BBC News<p><b>Players of the virtual reality game Star Trek Bridge Crew will be able to control the Starship Aegis using voice commands, following a collaboration with IBM's supercomputer.</b><p>IBM Watson works with a program called Conversation to interpret the commands.<p>The game was …

Star Trek

Android O brings huge improvements for VR

For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware.<p>Mobile VR has come a long way since Google Cardboard. And it's one area where a lot of …

Android O

The Holo app is a tease of what's to come with AR on the iPhone

Get ready to fill the digital version of your world with lots of weird stuff<p>The most exciting thing about Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, to me, was ARKit. The idea that augmented reality is going to be baked into the mobile operating system means all sorts of weird stuff is on the …

Augmented Reality

Analyst: ARKit will be the basis of ‘iGlass’ smart glasses accessory from Apple

Apple earlier this month unveiled its new ARKit developer platform for building augmented reality applications for iPhone and iPad. Echoing previous reports, UBS analyst Steven Milunovich issued an investor note today in which he claims Apple will release a pair of smart glasses, perhaps called …

Augmented Reality

Valve’s ‘Knuckles’ VR controller tracks individual fingers

VR fans have been steadily following the development of Valve's new controller for SteamVR, called Knuckles. Now the device is being shipped to developers as a prototype, and as a result, Valve has released quite a bit of new information about Knuckles and how it will work.<p>To use Knuckles, users …

Virtual Reality

Samsung tipped to beat VR nausea with new Gear headset

<b>Samsung is plotting an ultra-high resolution version of the Gear VR headset, according to a new report.</b><p>The first version of Gear VR launched back in …

Tobii Pro extends eye-tracking to non-game VR applications

Tobii has popularized its eye-tracking technology by enabling gamers to control computer games with their eyes. And today, the company’s sister division Tobii Pro is extending that technology to track eye movements in virtual reality headsets.<p>Tobii Pro has integrated its eye-tracking technology …

Virtual Reality

First Short PlayStation VR Film “Ctrl” Debuts On Friday (video)

The new short PlayStation VR film entitled Ctrl will be made available on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 and will be available to download directly from the …

Virtual Reality

Google Glass updated to XE23, its first firmware update in almost three years

Well this is a surprising headline, to say the least. The long-defunct AR hardware from the Mountain View company, Google Glass, is getting its first firmware update in almost 3 years. Today’s update, hot on the heels of a minor update to the MyGlass app yesterday, bumps the device up to XE23 and …

Google Glass

Has The Stealth Company Varjo Solved Vision-Quality VR?

When Urho Konttori handed me the VR headset, I almost laughed. The founder and CEO of some Finnish company I'd never heard of had just told me he and …

Virtual Reality