Lexus ‘Electrified’ Concept Car Features AR Displays, Gesture Controls, Personal Drone

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This year, the show continued that reputation with the reveal of Lexus’ LF-30 Electrified Concept , the latest addition to its “Electrified” car lineup that includes an intimidating amount of next-generation features — including, but not limited to — gesture controls, a dedicated personal-assist drone, as well as an interactive glass roof complete with AR visuals. Passengers have access to video, navigation, and other features via an AR-activated glass roof.

Apple Adds Gesture Control, ASL Support, and a Ton of Other Accessibility Features

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Apple’s always expressed a commitment to accessibility, but today it announced a plethora of upcoming features that could make a huge difference in how people with disabilities can interact with technology. Read more.

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This Gesture-Controlled Sliding Door Will Make You Feel Like a Jedi

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If you can’t resist subtly waving your hand in the air like a Jedi when you approach an automatic sliding door, get ready for this: a manually operated touchless sliding door that senses and matches the movements of a hand waving back and forth in front of it. Read more. sliding door ontology building materials automation door furniture automatic door ironmongery car door sliding door operator technology internet gates doors electromechanical engineering

EyeSight, VicoVR to bring gesture control to mobile-based VR

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A startup that allows a smartphone’s own camera to be used to track hand gestures has received a $20 million investment. Chinese technology conglomerate Kuang-Chi will invest in Israel-based provider of software-based machine vision and gesture recognition... News 3DiVi Inc. eyeSight gesture control VicoVR

EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone.

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EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms, from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses. What we do know, however, is that the new VR offering is a software solution that utilizes existing smartphone cameras to bring motion control to phone-based virtual reality systems along the lines of Google Cardboard.

BMW’s magical gesture control finally makes sense as touchscreens take over cars

TechCrunch VR

BMW has been equipping its cars with in-air gesture control for several years and I never paid attention to it. I didn’t know the 850i used gesture control, because, frankly, I had forgotten BMW had this technology; I stumbled upon it. Just make a motion in the air to control the volume or tell the navigation to send you home. Here’s how it works: To control the volume, take one finger and spin it in the air above the center stack.

How to use gesture navigation in Android 10, or how to turn it off

Digital Trends

The modified gesture controls of Android 10 can be confusing to learn for users. Android How-To Mobile Android 10 gesture navigation GoogleWe'll help you master it.

NuEyes Adds Customizable Hand Gestures To Its AR Glasses

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Customize your hand gestures to activate specific visual and haptic feedback experiences. . Gesture controls can be customized through an app to activate menus and can provide visual and haptic feedback.

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How to Get iOS 14's Hidden Back Tap Controls on Your Android

GizModo VR

iOS 14 and Android 11 will add new “back tap” gesture controls when they roll out later this year, but you can get the feature early on any Android device running Android 7.0

‘Iron Man VR’ Developer Remains “All-in on VR” and “Can’t wait to tell you more”

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Not only was it a VR game with a popular IP attached, it was also mechanically innovative, giving players a largely comfortable system for gesture-controlled flight and combat in VR.

This Sony proto VR controller gets smarter as you use it

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A video shared by Sony Interactive Entertainment shows a prototype controller that tracks the entire human hand. This controller was the subject of research done on overcoming the limits presented by gesture control systems and traditional controllers.

2021 Mercedes S-Class Will Feature AR Navigation And 3D Eye-Tracking

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Other futuristic additions include the “Hey Mercedes” voice-activated assistant, three backseat touchscreens which allow passengers to share media and set destinations, advanced gesture controls, and biometric security.

Take A Look At Facebook’s New VR Avatars For Quest

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Hand gestures controlled via the Touch controllers also added greatly to the conversation, allowing both users to express themselves in greater detail via body language. The new avatar system will debut first on Facebook Horizon for Oculus Quest headsets.

ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

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Developers will soon be able to integrate hand gesture control into their projects on the ARKit platform, no extra hardware needed. In an official release made by computer-vision developers ManoMotion , the Swedish software company revealed plans to bring its gestural interaction technology to Apple’s popular augmented reality platform, ARKit. The post ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support appeared first on VRScout.

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Report: Interfaces will use voice, gesture, and other inputs

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Press release: Voice Control, Gesture Control, and See-through Displays Are Top Electronic User Interface Innovations BOSTON, MA – With Apple, Google, and Microsoft sharpening their focus on electronic user interfaces, voice control, gesture control,... News Lux Research natural user interface user interface

ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

Road to VR

ManoMotion, a computer-vision and machine learning company, today announced they’re integrated their company’s smartphone-based gesture control with Apple’s augmented reality developer tool ARKit , making it possible to bring basic hand-tracking into AR with only the use of the smartphone’s onboard processors and camera. The post ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit appeared first on Road to VR.

Immersive Reality promotes inclusion amongst special needs pupils

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Users are able to engage with the system through touch-sensitive walls, full interactive floor, and gesture control. A child interacting with the environment using the Xbox Adaptive Controller (Image by Immersive Reality).

Baofeng’s new headset has Leap Motion

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Baofeng Mojing, the world’s leading virtual headset manufacturer, has released a new viewer that incorporates Leap Motion gesture control. The Baofeng Mojing 5 Plus was announced at a press conference in Beijing yesterday, along... News Baofeng Mojing Leap Motion

Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

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Virtual reality-based imagery rehearsal and rescripting treatment (ReScript) aims to enable participants to gain cognitive control over intrusive imagery Click To Tweet. Virtual reality-based imagery rehearsal and rescripting treatment (ReScript) aims to enable participants to gain cognitive control over intrusive imagery, and lessen overall anxiety, nightmare distress or nightmare daytime effects.

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Leap Motion's Interaction Engine Brings Natural Gestures into Virtual Worlds

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Leap Motion created gesture control for all sorts of things, including virtual reality, long ago, but developers must build in support for their tracking peripheral to use its full potential. As a result, they've created an "Interaction Engine" for Unity, the primary platform for developing virtual and mixed reality experiences, to try and take gesture interaction to the next level.

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

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For example, how does someone with Parkinson’s navigate gesture controls? Designers also brought in two extra side-facing cameras to increase the range of gesture controls – a trick borrowed from Microsoft’s HoloLens.

The Number of VR Companies Grew 40 Percent in 2016

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The dream of an all-in-one mobile headset with positional tracking and full gesture control is expected to arrive within the coming years, DeMiroz said. The Venture Reality Fund reported that the landscape of companies it tracks in the virtual reality market grew more than 40 percent in 2016. The largest area of growth was in content companies that create apps for head-mounted VR displays, said Marco DeMiroz, cofounder of The Venture Reality Fund with Tipatat Chennavasin.

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Facebook’s Prototype Touch Controllers Let You Feel The Heat Of Fire And Chill Of Ice

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Improved gesture control? He presented two Touch controllers, each of them wired up to a concealed piece of hardware. Without entering VR, the Facebook team took turns in holding the controller around a campsite environment. With manual programming, they could hold their hands to a fire and feel the controller heat up, and then cool them by taking their hands away or holding other items around the camp.

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

Road to VR

” Bazarevsky and Zhang explain that there are three primary systems at play in their hand tracking method, a palm detector model (called BlazePalm), a ‘hand landmark’ model that returns high fidelity 3D hand keypoints, and a gesture recognizer that classifies keypoint configuration into a discrete set of gestures.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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HoloLens 2 also brings hand-tracking which goes much further than the coarse gesture control in the original headset. Now with full hand-tracking, users can interact much more directly with applications by touching, poking, and sliding controls directly rather than using abstract gestures. Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

HTC’s Old CEO Looks To Develop ‘Social Reality’ Platform, Announces World’s First 5G Headset

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Available Q3 2020 for $499 , the Mova features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and support for controller-free gesture control; all of which packaged in a sleek orange or white housing (buyers choice).

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Banishing Your Nightmares With The Help Of VR

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Virtual reality-based imagery rehearsal and rescripting treatment (ReScript) aims to enable participants to gain cognitive control over intrusive imagery, and lessen overall anxiety, nightmare distress, or nightmare daytime effects. The next steps for the researchers are to conduct a double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial for VR enabled nightmare treatment – and then possibly extent its use to kids with recurrent nightmares.

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Rokid Announces Vision 2 Mobile MR Glasses, Apps, Software Updates

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The Rokid Vision 2 MR glasses announced at Rokid Open Day are binocular MR glasses with a 40-degree field-of-view, dual-direction speakers, and microphones for hands-free voice controls, according to a release shared with ARPost.

The Future Of The Royal Navy’s Combat Systems Is AR

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As a matter of fact, other forms of technology outside of AR and AI are actively being explored in the hopes of enhancing military activity within the Royal Navy, such as VR, touch control, gesture control, and voice activation. The Royal Navy is using AR for a futuristic UI that will promote more efficient ship wide communications. One of the most important roles on a warship – or any ship for that matter – is the role of the bridge watch officer.

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The Continuing Saga of Focals by North

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But Focals had three elements that were extraordinary; they looked (more or less) like regular eyeglasses, they had a beautiful UI with sparse, clean screen elements, and it had a simplified controller that consisted of just a ring with a tiny joystick.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Soldiers will have hands-free access to a device that uses multiple sensors for voice and hand gesture control, a built-in camera that can record on command,high-speed processing power, and Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Remote Assist. Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Mixed reality will be joining the ranks of the U.S. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft.

5 Great Quest Games for New VR Players & Novice Gamers

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Among them are some expansive games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which is a great ‘gamer’s game’, but far from easy to pick up for someone who is just learning how to use a controller (VR or otherwise).

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Vive China Hackathon Reveals VR Sword Fighting Robot And Exoskeletons

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GouGames, meanwhile, won ¥10,000 (about $1476) in the Application category with a gesture-controlled 4D arcade experience. Over the past week 18 developers have been going head-to-head in a huge HTC Vive hackathon in Shanghai, China. The results of that sleepless week? Some interesting new VR experiences both in terms of hardware and software. Over the weekend, six winners were selected by a panel of 15 judges across two fields.

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Highlights From the 2021 Snap Partner Summit

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Partners like Farfetch, Prada, and MAC Cosmetics are using the company’s new tools for voice and gesture-controlled virtual product try-ons, social shopping experiences in AR, and more.

Litho’s Futuristic AR Controller now Available for $200

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Earlier this year British startup Litho revealed its hardware idea for controlling and manipulating digital objects in the real world, an elegant device which sits between your index and middle fingers.

Greenlight Insights and Adlens Release Study on the Future of XR

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Another problem comes with AR applications that use gesture controls. Gesture control is supposed to – and has the potential to – make interactions more natural. Suddenly, gesture controls feel less like holding an object and more like using supernatural powers.

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Dedicated AR and VR Accessories Manufacturers

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MANUS creates gloves for both motion capture as well as for controlling sensitive VR applications. The most recent MANUS product is the SteamVR tracker for precise gesture controls and motion capture. “As See Also: A New Controller May Improve Select VR Experiences.

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