Friday, July 19, 2013

Oculus Rift and Leap Motion .

Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Andre Willers
19 Jul 2013
Convergence of four technologies (Oculus Rift , Leap Motion , WizDish , Haptic suit) to give totally immersive Virtual Reality experience.

Discussion :
1.Oculus Rift .
The Oculus Rift is an upcoming high field of view (FOV), low-latency, consumer-priced virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD).
But one that actually works .
Working , Available , but under development .
2.Leap Motion
Gesture control .
See Appendix A
Now shipping . You can buy it .

Walking in an immersive VR .
The WIZDISHTM locomotion platform is the product of many years of research to produce the ultimate navigation for Virtual Reality and Immersive Worlds
See Images at

4.Haptic Suit .
Credit: Kickstarter
“In almost every way imaginable, gaming has been getting more and more realistic in recent years. Graphics, motion capture and even immersive hardware like the Oculus Rift have brought gamers deeper into the game than ever before. But one element has always been missing: tactile sensation.
Now, with the ARAIG — short for As Real As It Gets — haptic feedback suit, you'll feel every impact your character takes in-game. And this isn't your momma's DualShock-style rumble. Anywhere on your torso or arms that you get hit, you'll feel it right there. A total of 48 vibration points located all across the suit make sure of that.
Bullets trigger individual vibrations. Explosions trigger "stim" reactions, which encourage individual muscles to expand or contract, simulating pressure in a specific area. These same reactions can make you feel as if you're carrying a weight across your shoulder.
As an added bonus to the haptic feedback, the ARAIG suit also implements a pretty ingenious sound system. Surround sound speakers are mounted in a hexagonal configuration around your neck, making sounds emanate from very specific places. There's also a subwoofer strapped to your back — awesome”
5.Applications :
The games apps are obvious .
6. Medical apps .
6.1 PTSD remediation
6.2 Stroke rehabilitation
6.3 Baby training
6.4 Parkinson’s

Any sport you care to mention . Especially things like tennis , table tennis , karate , golf , baseball , basketball , boxing , fencing
Expect full immersive porn sites . Should be something .
Tour the Louvre in VR , sore feet and all .
Walk ancient Rome .
Hunt Mastodon .
10. Research
Manipulate molecules .
Shape and 3D print things .

The list is long.
Mandrake the Magician is back !
Hypnotic gesturally yours

Appendix A
Leap Motion – the next Big Thing

Andre Willers
14 Jun 2013
Synopsis :
A major new technology in human-computer interfaces .
Discussion :
1.What is it ?
The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. Using two cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet).[8] It is designed to track fingers (or similar items such as a pen) which cross into the observed area, to a spatial precision of about 0.01 mm.[9]An advertisement video provides a visual demonstration.[10]
The smaller observation area and higher resolution of the device differentiates the product from the Kinect, which is more suitable for whole-body tracking in a space the size of a living room.[11] In a demonstration to CNET, The Leap was shown to perform tasks such as navigating a website, using pinch-to-zoom gestures on maps, high-precision drawing, and manipulating complex 3D data visualizations.[11] ”
The Leap Motion controller will ship in the week of July 22, 2013
2.What does this mean ?
2.1Read my lips .
Facial gestures , including lip reading can easily be apped into a smartphone .
2.2Sign language can directly interface with the computer .
2.3Analysis of cellular behaviour . Eg sperm , white-blood corpuscles , amorphous bacteria , etc . Other apps can amplify the image to Leap motion size . Computers can take it from there .
2.4 Expression recognition :
Who cares what the perps look like . It is their intention that matters . And that is mirrored in their expression at subliminal levels . Leap motion can pick this up .
2.5 Diseases :
Many diseases , especially mental ones , shows up in hand and facial expressions . These can be noted and, analysed . Giving a fast first diagnosis .
2.6 SPORTS !
2.6.1 Golf . A Leap Motion device coupled to a laptop/tablet or smartphone can really analyse your game to millimetres , and give a running commentary .
2.6.2 Tennis , baseball , basketball can all be done .
2.6.3 Chess ?
2.6.4 Poker . It will be banned . You cannot bluff with this system in operation .
A new face to facebook .
Kabuki and buster Keaton will become popular .
Expressionlessly yours



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