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.

ManoMotion Provides Hand Gesture Control For ARKit Apps

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The latest, from Sweedish developer ManoMotion , is an additional SDK that allows developers to integrate hand gesture controls into their AR apps quickly. It recognizes a variety of gestures including swipes, clicking, tapping, grabbing, and releasing. It also provides tracking for both left and right hands, and a set of pre-defined gestures for developers to integrate into their apps.

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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

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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.

Intel previews all-in-one headset with gesture controls

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Intel has announced a new all-in-one virtual reality headset, Project Alloy, at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 earlier this month. The headset has its own brain, so not does not need to be connected to... News VR & AR Alloy IDF 2016 Intel OSVR

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

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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

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

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. Archive Controller Game Controllers Sony virtual reality VR

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. AR-enhanced navigation and 3D stereoscopic displays arriving later this year. German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has never been shy about its love for immersive technology.

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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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

The ‘new normal’: a revolution in sanitation and frictionless interaction

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Content for this gesture-controlled kiosk is being developed in partnership with Ultraleap and AdMobilize. A host of technologies have emerged in the location based entertainment world in the post pandemic era to improve sanitation and guest interaction.

New 4K ‘Spatial Reality Display’ From Sony Has Glasses-Free 3D

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The unit has 2.1-channel speakers built in and can be paired with optional accessories such as a Leap Motion gesture controller for input or a Sony-crafted stage-like box to contain content and block ambient light.

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ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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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.

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Valve’s Mike Ambinder To Talk Brain-Computer Interfaces At GDC

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While current interaction patterns are restricted to interpretations of mouse, keyboard, gamepad, and gestural controls, future generations of interfaces may include the ability to interpret neurological signals in ways that promise quicker and more sensitive actions, much wider arrays of possible inputs, real-time adaptation of game state to a player’s internal state, and qualitatively different kinds of gameplay experiences.

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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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 third day of AWE 2020 may go down in history as the most wholesome day in the history of XR technology.

Next Google Nest thermostat might support motion gestures, just like the Pixel 4

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That last bit is important, though, because it means the new Nest Thermostat might support the same motion gesture controls that 2019's Pixel 4 smartphone supported.

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.

Google Pixel 4a review: A worthy Android alternative to the iPhone SE

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It didn't necessarily wow me with some of its flashy new features like Motion Sense gesture controls, and the battery life was deeply mediocre for a flagship phone. Google Pixel 4a. View Product. The Good.

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

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” 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.

Scottish Council Gives Every School Standalone ClassVR Headsets

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It runs on the company’s own interface, the Holodeck, which is navigated with simple gesture controls both with basic hand-tracking and head movements. A Scottish council is getting serious about using VR for education. East Renfrewshire Council this month announced that it had invested £250,000 to bring over 900 ClassVR headsets to every school in its area.

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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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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Natural Magic Expansion For Waltz Of The Wizard Coming In Early 2021

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Aldin Dynamics was founded in 2013 and Waltz has been the studio’s flagship game since shipping it in 2016 as an early example of room-scale PC VR with tracked motion controllers. “Your natural gestures control those energies, making magic feel and work more as if it’s real.

Developing Better Haptics With Interhaptics

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The other product is an “interaction builder” for creating gesture controls. These controls are showcased to many XR users in a gaming environment but have huge practical implications in enterprise training.

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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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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.

Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls). Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295.

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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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). Two forward-facing cameras allow for onboard hand-tracking removing the need for motion controllers alltogether. News Controller-free VR Hand Tracking HTC Manova Sansar Second Life Social VR VR Avatar VR World Creation Wookey Project Corp.

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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.

Superhero Sim Megaton Rainfall Finally Gets PC VR, Move Support Next Month

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” The PC version of the game will be enhanced with gesture controls for the Oculus Touch and Vive controllers, while a patch will also bring PlayStation Move support to PSVR later on in August. One of the most interesting PlayStation VR (PSVR) games of 2017 is finally coming to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Pentadimensional Games’ Megaton Rainfall will release on both headsets on August 9th, it was confirmed today.

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.

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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Pico Becomes Last One Standing in Enterprise 3DoF

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The model was more affordable than just about anything out there but also had more limited memory and controls. The headset came with one controller and allowed three degrees of freedom (3DoF) – users could look around but moving was unnatural and gesture controls were non-existent.