Tag Archives: Augmented reality

How VR can make things go better in the real world

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Can being in the middle of an opera take your mind off pain? Here at the University of Maryland, scientists are studying the therapeutic value of experiencing a virtual-reality recording of Francis Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites.” The hope … Continue reading

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AI experts turn soccer videos into ‘holograms’

Computer scientists have trained a neural network to transform the action from pre-recorded videos of soccer games into immersive augmented-reality “holograms” you can shrink down onto a tabletop. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Blended-reality mirror shows off virtual clothes

How would that glitzy cocktail dress look on you when you’re on the dance floor at the GeekWire Gala? Now Amazon has a patented technology for that: a blended-reality display that puts your image into a virtual scene, and puts … Continue reading

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Augmented-reality shopping on your phone?

It’s no secret that Amazon is intrigued by the potential applications of augmented reality for e-commerce – and one of those applications is explored in a newly published patent. Imagine that you’re shopping online for a classy watch or bracelet, and you … Continue reading

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Will HoloLens put travelers into mixed reality?

Imagine a world where headset-wearing flight attendants can instantly know how you’re feeling based on a computer analysis of your facial expression. Actually, you don’t need to imagine: That world is already in beta, thanks to Air New Zealand, Dimension … Continue reading

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U.S. military takes HoloLens to the next level

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality system is scoring victories with the U.S. military, which means the goggle-eyed headsets are more likely to pop up at a wargame near you. Last November, the HoloLens system was incorporated into a platform known as the … Continue reading

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Next-gen HoloLens is perfect for Clark Kent

Today, Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headset has a geeky RoboCop vibe, but someday it could become more like a pair of eyeglasses suitable for Superman’s mild-mannered alter ego. At least that’s the impression you’re likely to get from a Microsoft Research study on HoloLens technology, due … Continue reading

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