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

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While in the driver’s seat, or “cockpit,” operators have access to an advanced steering wheel complete with various controls for navigation and entertainment. The post Lexus ‘Electrified’ Concept Car Features AR Displays, Gesture Controls, Personal Drone appeared first on VRScout.

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.

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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 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.

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

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

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Venture Beat got an early look at the company’s gesture input capabilities before they integrated support for ARKit, with ManoMotion CEO Daniel Carlman telling them it tracked “many of the 27 degrees of freedom (DOF) of motion in a hand.”

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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. Developers will have the option of using a set of predefined gestures such as point, push, pinch, swipe and grab for easier integration.

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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

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. New research shows how immersive technology can help patients treat recurring nightmare syndrome.

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

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The existing pipeline supports counting gestures from multiple cultures, e.g. American, European, and Chinese, and various hand signs including “Thumb up”, closed fist, “OK”, “Rock”, and “Spiderman”.

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.

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.

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. Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

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.

VR Studied As Therapy For Recurring Nightmares

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Using joystick and gesture controls, they could modify the threatening visuals to make them less frightening, such as using a drawing tool to cover up the shark’s teeth or a sizing tool to shrink the mouth down. You keep having this recurring nightmare of a shark chasing you underwater.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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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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AR+VR Weekly: 19 AR Trends for 2019, Nissan’s virtual passengers & Google’s gesture radar

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: 19 AR Trends for 2019, Nissan’s virtual passengers & Google’s gesture radar.

Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC

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At GDC 2019 later this month, Valve’s Principal Experimental Psychologist, Mike Ambinder will present the latest research pertaining to brain-computer interfaces—using signals from the brain as computer input.

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.

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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.

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.

NoUI/ Zero UI Concept: What Can Stimulate AR and VR Further Development?

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Why should we invent another joystick, gamepad or controller, if we already have, thanks to millions of years of evolution, the most perfect controller for interaction with the environment – hands? Gestural interface; Source: Shutterstock.com.

Inside ‘Avengers: Damage Control’, The VOID’s Newest Immersive Experience

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The VOID’s latest immersive experience, Avengers: Damage Control is available now. Considering that the punishment for getting hit with a laser blast is a effectively distracting buzzing sensation in the feedback vest, the gesture failures are unfortunate.

‘VertoStudio’ Is A 3D Modeling Studio For Windows Holographic

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It’s a just-released 3D modelling app that allows you to either create or import 3D files, present them in mixed reality on HoloLens, and then manipulate them using the headset’s gesture controls.

Leap Motion’s New 180-degree Hand-tracking Comes to Qualcomm’s Latest VRDK Headset

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Qualcomm has debuted an updated version of their VR Headset Reference Design now with Leap Motion’s new 180-degree hand-tracking to bring gesture control to mobile VR headsets. SEE ALSO Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

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The game allows you to manipulate objects and battle foes with your mind, and is played entirely without handheld controllers. Controllers Hardware Neurable

Leaked Input Device May Explain Why Investors Just Dropped $120 Million into Thalmic Labs

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Thalmic Labs, makers of the gesture control armband MYO may be working on a new VR controller, a wristband device which senses the position of your fingers. The MYO detects gestures by sensing the tensing of muscles in your arm as you move it.

Oculus Touch vs. HTC Vive – Which Is The Better VR.

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Oculus Touch vs. HTC Vive – Which Is The Better VR Controller? Many people have had the chance to try the Vive controllers now that that product is out in the wild.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. Object Theory are pretty much the oldest Mixed Reality company around, having launched in June 2015, before the HoloLens had even started shipping.