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Gesture Recognition Technology

Macron, the maker of Virtual Mouse, Foldable HMD and VR Gesture Player was founded in 2003, and the company started as an inspection equipment maker, using image processing technology. Undertaking project with ten team members of engineers focusing in R&D, the team came up with the gesture recognition technology.

Macron’s virtual mouse is a gesture recognition input device that allows menu selection on a display device by recognizing and tracking motions with bare hands. Due to high price and size of a 3D depth camera, the standard methods in using a 3D depth camera have restrictions. Macron’s extraordinary virtual mouse is a gesture recognition input device which removes this inconvenience. It allows menu selection on a display device through recognizing and tracking bare hand movement. Macron’s hand gesture recognition methods with a single 2D camera makes it possible to implement gesture recognition functions at a low cost. Macron’s virtual mouse can be used in game apps, web surfing and any devices that require touchless control.

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Realmax’s AR goggles

Hong Kong-based Realmax is an augmented reality startup, one of many trying to crack the highly sought-after smart glasses market. The company’s prototype product, is very much a work in progress, but it does have one promising step up over the competition: the product has the widest field of view (FOV) of any AR device, including the HoloLens.

The current iteration of Microsoft’s HoloLens, likely the most advanced AR headset available at the moment,suffers from a painfully  small FOV of around 35 degrees.  Realmax, on the other hand, manages to project images almost to the edge of where your peripheral vision starts. The FOV, at more than 100 degrees, is genuinely impressive. The company claims it can achieve this vastly superior FOV only by using some proprietary optics, which involve a combination of so-called waveguide and freeform technology to control how light is beamed out from a source and then reflected back onto the lenses a user looks through.

Realmax Studio will allow educators, retailers, entertainment companies and all types of creators to deliver beautiful and sophisticated augmented reality experiences to a potential audience of billions.

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Airport Facial Recognition System

Making the journey through airport terminals more seamless for passengers is a goal shared by airports around the world, but with multiple checkpoints managed by various stakeholders, and stringent security measures in place, it is an ambition that has proved difficult to achieve. Biometric technology has, however, emerged as a key tool in this bid to expedite passenger processing while maintaining the highest levels of security, and examples that highlight the value and potential of biometrics can be found in airports on a global scale.

Unlike with the current fingerprint-based checks, the facial recognition system would require no prior registration. Edmonton International Airport began testing customer service robots with facial recognition capabilities and touch screens to help passengers access information.

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A head-turning blend of high fashion and high tech

Smart Textiles are shaping the future of fabrics in incredible ways. Sensors can be considered as the data sources of the Internet of Things (IoT). In the wearables space, these devices harvest information from wearers and their environment. These sensors will be integrated into wearable smart devices (WSDs), which in turn will be connected to the IoT to facilitate Active Assisted Living(AAL).

Digital temperature sensors are woven into a textile to make smart temperature sensing textiles.Smart textiles can be classified into two categories. One is aesthetic and another is performance enhancing. Aesthetic examples include everything from fabrics that light up to fabrics that can change colour. On the other hand, performance enhancing smart textiles, which will have a huge impact on the athletic, extreme sports sector and military industries. It is even possible to maintain constant body temperature using phase- change technology.

File this one under the heading of “unique takes on wearable technology.” A designer in Montreal fashioned two haute couture dresses that light up whenever its dark. What’s even more amazing is that the threads of the dresses actually move in response to peoples’ glances.The gaze-activated dresses are embedded with eye-tracking technology that responds to an observer’s gaze by activating tiny motors to move parts of the dresses in mesmerising patterns.

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Prosthesis The Anti-Robot

It’s 2018, and you know what that means: mech racing isn’t the sport of the future anymore, it’s the sport of the present.  A company called Furrion brought  “Prosthesis,” its first exo-bionic racing mech.  It looks bonkers. The larger-than-life robot has room inside for one individual allowing that person to thus control its functions.

Prosthesis is 15 feet tall and weighs over 8,000 pounds. It’s an exoskeleton, not a robot, meaning it doesn’t operate automatically, it’s completely controlled by the human trapped inside. Like how it works in Power Rangers.

Prosthesis can run up to 20 mph, step over obstacles, and run for up to an hour on a battery charge. “After 10 years of R&D, a unique, elegant, large-scale exo-bionic control system was developed and Furrion estimates that the final design will be 30 percent smaller.

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Blippar: Augmented Reality App

Augmented Reality (AR) is all around us already being used in a variety of ways.  It can be characterized by virtual objects layered over a real-world environment. AR can be used anywhere because it doesn’t block out the real world. AR takes the tools we’re accustomed to like smartphones and tablets and greatly enhances their capability.

Blippar  is a mobile augmented reality advertising platform which spices up print ads with video, games,animations and an app also used to find nutritional information on food items with a simple scan.

Due to the availability of smartphones and tablets, you can take advantage of augmented reality fairly easily. Blippar allows you to scan and read nutritional information. Perfect for counting calories! The food scanner allows you to know what you eating,and what’s made off,on the go.

Interactions offer mobile coupons, m-commerce, 2d overlay, 3d overlay, location based service, video play, gamification, image tracking, object recognition, product recognition and much more.

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Smart Billboards That Know You By Name

It’s pretty rare to find a media buy that is so cool and attention-grabbing. A sign in San Francisco, identifies approaching Mini Cooper drivers by using a signal from a radio chip embedded in their key fobs.

The boards, which usually carry typical advertising, are programmed to identify approaching Mini drivers through a coded signal from a radio chip embedded in their key fob. The messages are personal, based on questionnaires that owners filled out: “Mary, moving at the speed of justice,” if Mary is a lawyer, or “Mike, the special of the day is speed,” if Mike is a chef.

Fun is the last thing generally associated with the technology that is making the experiment possible — radio frequency identification, or RFID.  Mini executives say they are confident that even RFID skeptics will take Motorby, as the trial is called, in stride.