Project Jacquard

7 years and 8 months ago · listen

For the first time in many years, I posting twice in the same day. Another project announced at the Google I/O, this time concerning fabrics, touch sensitive fabrics. The guys from ATAP are surely kicking ass:

Welcome Soli

7 years and 8 months ago · listen

Google just announced his Project Soli. In a nutshell, is a radar so small it can be integrated in a smart watch, works through materials, and is able to detect micro movements. It's like the Leap Motion, but in nano scale. The potencial here is huge. See the video:

Tangible media

9 years and 2 weeks ago · listen

Uau, double uau. The guys from MIT did it again:

We are a step closer to distanceless sex™.

WiTrack, 3D motion tracking

9 years and 1 month ago · listen

WiTrack is a device that tracks the 3D motion of a user from the radio signals reflected off her body. It works even if the person is occluded from the WiTrack device or in a different room.

WiTrack localizes the center of a human body to within 10 to 13 cm in the x and y dimensions (about the size of an adult hand), and 21 cm in the z dimension. It also provides coarse tracking of body parts, identifying the direction of a pointing hand with a median of 11.2 degrees.

Great for gaming, controlling household appliances and elderly monitoring & fall detection.

Watch the video and be amazed with the accuracy: