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July 12, 2020

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New System Combines Smartphone Videos to Create 4D Visualizations

Researchers have demonstrated that they can combine iPhone videos shot 'in the wild' by separate cameras to create 4D visualizations that allow viewers to watch action from various angles, or even ...

A Deep-Learning E-Skin Decodes Complex Human Motion

A deep-learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor can capture human motion from a distance. The single strain sensor placed on the wrist decodes complex five-finger motions in real time ...

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one ...

Multifunctional E-Glasses Monitor Health, Protect Eyes, Control Video Games

Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed data about the wearer's health. Now, researchers ...
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Getting Real With Immersive Sword Fights

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's ...

Study Demonstrates Feasibility of Hologram Technology in Liver Tumor Ablation

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly, safely, and accurately deliver ...

Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter

A new study shows how virtual urgent care appointments increased by more than 600 percent, signaling a possible long-term shift in healthcare ...

Anxious About Public Speaking? Your Smart Speaker Could Help

Researchers have developed a public-speaking tutor on the Amazon Alexa platform. The tutor enables users to engage in cognitive restructuring exercise -- a psychological technique that helps anxious ...

Smartphone Videos Produce Highly Realistic 3D Face Reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face. Now, researchers have pulled off the feat using video recorded on an ordinary ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

Computational Human Cell Reveals New Insight on Genetic Information Processing

Researchers have developed the first computational model of a human cell and simulated its behavior for 15 minutes -- the longest time achieved for a biological system of this complexity. In a new ...

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples. They say robots can be used for clinical care ...

System Trains Driverless Cars in Simulation Before They Hit the Road

A simulation system invented to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a host of worse-case scenarios before ...

Novel System Allows Untethered High-Quality Multi-Player VR

Researchers created a new approach to VR that will allow multiple players to interact with the same VR app on smartphones and provide new opportunities for education, health care and ...

Buffed-Up Avatars Deter Us from Exercising Hard

A new article shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of ...

AI Taps Human Wisdom for Faster, Better Cancer Diagnosis

A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis. The powerful technology, developed by engineering researchers, uses ...

Modern Virtual and Augmented Reality Device Can Help Simulate Sight Loss

A new study demonstrates how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with sight loss from glaucoma. The study suggests ...

Physiotherapy Could Be Done at Home Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion ...

'Surfing Attack' Hacks Siri, Google With Ultrasonic Waves

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet ...

How Sound and Visual Effects on Slot Machines Increase the Allure of Gambling

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play -- and your memories of winning big, according to new ...

New Study Allows Brain and Artificial Neurons to Link Up Over the Web

Research on novel nanoelectronics devices has enabled brain neurons and artificial neurons to communicate with each other over the ...

Best Method to Teach Children Augmented Reality

Researchers have identified the best approach to help children operate augmented reality (AR). According to computer science experts, a major barrier into wider adoption of the technology for ...

Storytelling Can Reduce VR Cybersickness

A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study. Researchers found that storylines that provide context and details ...

Deep Learning Can Fool Listeners by Imitating Any Guitar Amplifier

A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace ...

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