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Intelligent Medical Implants AG (IMI), has successfully implanted two patients with its camera to retina transmiter with a unique ‘learning’ capability.
Researchers at Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) demostrated a jacket that conducts touch heat, pressure, and vibrations on a live chicken. The system synchronizes tactile movements using a live video feed to transmit ‘cybertouches’. [article (pdf)]
The world of online gaming is creeping into reality as elaborate games like The Beast exploit the various digital networks to envelope reality with a coat of mystery, suspense, fun, fear, and even exercise. [article] (more on pervasive games at Cloudmakers)
Alex Waibel‘s “translations goggles” displays virtual subtitles.
Stan Jou‘s translator captures electrical signals from facial muscles translating silent mouthing of one language to speech or writing in another.
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The prosthetic telescope, by VisionCare, is permanently implanted into one eye in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to reduce the ‘blind spot’, drastically improving vision (in over 200 patients in the phase 1 study).
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1st Ave Machine‘s beautifully rendered augmented plant life in “Sixes Last” (music by Alias) [video]
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The P.E.A.R.T or Pneumatic and Electronic Actuated RoboT reads MIDI inputs to control a set of pneumatic cylinders for a fully automated analog drum machine. Monkey Drummer lives. [video page]
NTT Communication Science Lab is showcasing a human-controlling device at SIGGRAPH 2005, appropriately titled Shaking the World: Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation as a Novel Sensation Interface. Simply put, this is “a device that controls a person’s movement by remote control.” [article] [video]
National Geographic article on remote controlled rats (2002)