Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Technology Links Related To Living Outside

Neural Implants


-Cochlear Implant- has restored hearing to almost 200,000 worldwide

-Neat Brain Interface Made of Silk

-Wirelessly Powered Implantable Neural Sensor

-Monkeys Move Robotic Arm With Motor Cortex Implant

-Matthew Nagle: first person to use a brain-computer interface to restore functionality lost due to paralysis.

-Brain-computer interface wiki

-Visual prosthesis- Wikipedia entry has a summary of the various types

-Fiber optic interface to link robotic limbs, human brain

-First self-powered nanosystem with wireless data transmission

Futurist Predictions

-Intel predicts Universal Remote Control by 2020

-2039: Full immersion virtual reality

-Ray Kurzweil: "By 2030 we'll have full-immersion, shared, virtual-reality environments."

Non-implant Brain Interfaces

-Brain controlled wheelchair

-Brain controlled robot

Visual Implants And Augmentation

BrainPort: See with your tongue! Video, Wikipedia

-Virtual Retinal Display

-Retinal implant 1, 2

-Bionic contacts, Wikipedia

-Apple iLens Concept video

-Virtual Reality Glasses

-Augmented Reality Goggles

-Military-Grade Augmented Reality

-Piezoelectric effect: potential source of power for devices

-Wireless power: Magnetic Inductive Charging

-Nanotube Loudspeakers: install speakers everywhere!

-Telepresence wiki

-Portable laser backpack revolutionizes 3D mapping

-Producing and exploring virtual copies of objects

-Advanced physics engine demo

-Etymotic's BlastPLG Electronically Enhanced Earplugs

-Future Of Screen Technology

-Spy-Like Sunglasses Shoot and Share Videos

-A Bionic Eye Comes to Market

-“Diminished reality” software removes objects from video in real time

-Every Single Gadget Could "See" With World's Tiniest, Simplest Camera

-Vuzix Wrap 920 Augmented Reality Hands On

Eye Tracking

-"Eye-Controlled Earphones"- inspiration for Mike's eye tracking ear inserts

-Eye Tracking Wikipedia entry

-Teleoperation of a robot

-Nintendo 3DS- uses head tracking to create a 3D display

Proprioception hacking

-Inhabiting a virtual lobster body (with a novel control scheme)

-Projecting into a virtual woman and being slapped

-3rd person perspective used to dissociate mind from body

-Projecting into a mannequin

-Brain develops motor memory for prosthetics

Control Schemes

-Virtual mouse

-Virtual keyboard

-Subvocal recognition

-Xbox Kinect makes a virtual FAO Schwartz floor piano

-MIT's Kinect Hack Tracks All Ten Fingers Simultaneously

Brain Organization

-Somatosensory System

Bandwidth of The Human Senses

-The Bandwidth of the Human Eye (~10 megabits/second)

-How much data and how fast can the spinal cord transmit to your brain? (~1 GB/second upper limit)


-Haptic Technology

-Haptic Glove Prototype: HIRO III

-Another Haptic Glove Prototype

-More about Haptic Gloves

-Touch Skin Technology

-Carbon Nanotube Muscles- huge potential for haptics

-Wearable cameras allow for motion capture anywhere

-Tactile technology guaranteed to send shivers down your spine

Virtual Worlds

-Minecraft Timelapse - Huge Floating Steampunk City

-Minecraft- Lord of the Rings built in Minecraft to scale!

-Trailer for MMO Otherland- Virtual Reality based role playing game.

-Virtual Natural Environments and Their Potential Benefits to Health


-Driverless Car Wikipedia Entry

-Google's automated cars

-RFID labels for automated checkout

-BMW Robotic Assembling Plant

-Kiba Systems robots warehouse automation

-Fastest industrial robot

-Picker Robot Gets Turned Up To 11

-Robots will take your job if they haven't already

-Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots in 3 Years

Future of Computers/Other Cool Stuff

-memristors: are pretty cool

-Researchers Graft Olfactory Receptors Onto Nanotubes

Related Movies, TV Shows, and Books

Dennou Coil
Ghost in the Shell
Marshall Brain's site- futurist interested in automation.
Check out Brain's story Manna
The Matrix
Minority Report
Moon- independent hard science fiction!
Rainbow's End- Novel by Vernon Vinge
Strange Days

Augmented reality glasses for the win! These images from Dennou Coil are examples of what augmented reality controls and windows might look like. Note that displays can be suspended in fixed points in space, regardless of where the user may be looking.

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