w08 Expand the Vision

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by Essgeepayne » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:38 pm


Measurement and tracing of eye movement of an individual viewer. Device is able to record where the eye is looking. Software interprets this eye movement into line patterns super-imposed over the original image--creating a visual representation of the viewers perception of the original image.


A gel that works like a soft version of vel-cro. Developed by bioengineers, this compound is brightly colored and is now being considered for many potential applications in medicine.

In public spaces, individual users can subscribe to a service that makes it possible for them to hear audio that accompanies a communal television or screen.

http://www.gizmag.com/autotutor-detects ... ons/21729/
A software program designed for students as part of an electronic tutoring system. Software monitors the user's ( a student's) emotional state to adjust the intensity and method of the tutoring program.

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by martincastro » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:39 am

Mapping Sound
I am interested in the technology of mapping spacing using sound received by special microphones. One of these is the G.R.A.S type50GI using LabVIEW and NI USB-9234 which is shown in the video.
http://mappingweirdstuff.wordpress.com/ ... undscapes/

Guiding Light Navigation
This technology uses a projected arrow from a mobile device that allows users to navigate through spaces based on the combination of an e-compass, an accelerometer, proximity sensors, and tags to appropriately place information.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/27/28290 ... projection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR471X_o ... r_embedded

This is a device that creates silence by listening in with a directional microphone and plays it back to them with a 0.2 second delay. This creates an environment in which one is simply unable to speak. The technical term for this is Delayed Auditory Feedback.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57388 ... z1oVqEwtfo

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by kithugstrees » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:26 am

PixelOptics Electronic Eyeglasses

Glasses made to help those with presbiopia, the inability to focus. What makes these glasses electronic is the liquid crystal on the display that reacts to an electric current caused by a control. This electric current changes the optics of the lens. It is also made to react to the movement of ones head.


Sycradian Blue: Next Generation Light Therapy

A device made to help those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Dissorder (SAD). A lack in a certain type and amount of light, like during the cloudy weather during the winter, causes a descrease in serotonin production in the brain which is why overcast days are called "gloomy days." This blue light is an imitation of a summer sky, increasing the production of serotonin in the brain and improving moods.


The Medical Mirror

A mirror that can read your heart rate and show your appearance at the same time. A webcam behind the two way glass captures the light reflecting off the subjects face as their heart beats. Bood absorbs light, the faster your heart is beating, the more light that is absorbed and vise versa. This reflective light is what halps the web cam and the lap top that it is connected to read the subjects heart rate.

http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2011- ... ure-health

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by atbournes » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:53 am

Forensic Facial reconstruction
http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/002 ... uction.htm
This technology, which only used to rely on the hands, now is incorporating 3-d imaging technology to reconstruct the faces of unidentifiable corpses using the skeletal information. This allows us to see faces that we literally could not see before. Tests using skeletons for whom we have photos of the people while they were still alive, prove that the technology can be strikingly accurate.
Electronic skin
http://www.technologicaladvances.net/fu ... y-cyborgs/
The idea of a cyborg is a something that has enthralled our culture for years now. Recently researchers have been working to develop what can best be described as electronic skin. Such skin can be placed on the human body without glue and can be used to retract muscles and monitor brain and heart rate activity. This technology allows us to see and endless stream of data that would traditionally be rather inconvenient to harvest.
Rocket triggered lightning
Many researchers, mainly in florida, are working with rocket triggered lightning. Basically a rocket with a conductive cord attached to it is being shot into lightning storms, inducing lightning strikes. This is aiding in capturing a phenomenon which historically has been different to predict or study. The obsessive amounts of energy produced and the presence of x-ray radiation during the strikes is of interest to researchers.

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by baxterwfrick » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:53 am

1) Hydrophones ---
This is a new technology designed and inspired by the inner ears of orca whales. These advanced hydrophones allow detection from a wide spectrum of underwater sounds, from the weakest ones to those 100 million times stronger. "The decibel range of the sensor ranges from 20 decibels to 180 decibels in water — this is equivalent to a microphone that can record a whisper in a quiet library and the sound from 1 ton of TNT exploding 60 feet away."

http://www.livescience.com/14816-killer ... hones.html

2) Vortex Air Gun ---
The Vortex gun is capable of firing doughnut-shaped rings of air. A U.S. lab has added an extra kick with electrically charged rings that could clear out smoke-filled hallways for firefighters, or deliver clingy shots of tear gas or pepper spray without the need for accuracy.The vortex gun fires rings that reach a high speed of 90 mph upon exiting the muzzle and travel at 60 mph over more than 150 feet. The rings revolve as they fly through the air, but remain calm within the interior, not unlike the eye of a hurricane.

http://www.livescience.com/18771-vortex ... rings.html

3) Slo-Motion Tracking 1 Trillion fps

A slow-motion video of light beams can be seen bouncing around inside a 1-liter bottle using this new super-fast imaging system one capable of taking 1 trillion frames a second. MIT researchers used a streak camera that has a narrow slit to allow in particles of light.To create two-dimensional images for their super-slow-mo video, the researchers had to perform the same light passing through a bottle experiment over and over again as they repositioned the camera slightly each time.
http://www.livescience.com/17464-trilli ... amera.html

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Post by kyle_gordon » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:20 am

Sensor Suits:

A stretchy suit that allows the wearer to record his/her movement based on muscle density/ movement. The suit takes this movement information and can apply it to a model or graphic on the computer, as is used in many motion pictures today as well as some artists in the music world for their live performances. The mix between these two technologies allows for a more realistic style of visual animation while making movement via computer seemingly flawless.


Musion 3D Projection:

This technology allows for flawless 3D HD hologram projection, as demonstrated by Mariah Carey during a Christmas performance. Musion uses a specially developed foil that reflects images from high definition video projectors, making it possible to produce virtual holographic images of variable sizes and incredible clarity, using industry standard software. Infinitely configurable, the virtual hologram appears within a stage set or partially enclosed space.



Although the field has a wide range of applications, I would love to look into lasers as they have something about them that fascinates me. Whether they be applied in the music scene as visual stimulation or in the art scene, they seem to be an expanding technology with seemingly endless possibilities and applications in both the visual and technical world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y3qvMvl ... re=related

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by ellencampbell » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:46 pm

1. One-way mirror projects

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1QexRq/ww ... let.shtml/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2WlBks/ww ... ry/128/32/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1vqMe1/ww ... -isq.html/

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6kzXLm/ww ... or-pranks/

Reflective coating applied in a very thin layer (it's called a half-silvered surface). The name half-silvered comes from the fact that the reflective molecules coat the glass so sparsely that only about half the molecules needed to make the glass an opaque mirror are applied. At the molecular level, there are reflective molecules speckled all over the glass in an even film but only half of the glass is covered. The half-silvered surface will reflect about half the light that strikes its surface, while letting the other half go straight through.

3. Panorama Camera Ball

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2d6JOa/la ... panoramas/

A sphere with camera lenses all oveer the surface. It is covered in a bright green rubber material that sticks out further than the lenses. By throwing it up in the air it captures images from all different angles which can then be pieced together on the computer.

4. Motion detectors

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1gx20m/ww ... -lighting/

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-impr ... alarm2.htm

Motion detectors are small electronic eyes that detect infrared waves—heat waves that radiate from moving objects. When the detector senses an object moving across its field of view—especially warmer objects such as people, animals and cars—it electronically turns on the lights. The light stays on anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes, depending on how you preset the timer. Then the detector automatically shuts the light off unless it continues to sense movement.

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by jessicalaw04 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:30 pm

I'm interested in projects that involved everyday life activities.

1. http://www.kosaka-lab.com/kosaka_labora ... roject.php
Back to the Mouth is a project that makes eating even more fun. It is a game like program that allows the participants to play with they food breathe after eating. Sometimes, people get bored with regular life activities that they do everyday and making them fun help them to enjoy life. What is more important than enjoying life? Everyone is busy with life, and having some fun once in awhile would be the greatest thing in life!

2. http://www.siggraph.org/s2009/galleries ... ech&id=158
Allowing people to experience different kinds of rain with sounds and vibrations. Some people hate raining, and this project would definitely help people enjoy rain without getting wet. Also, it let people experience rain that wouldn't possible happen in real life.

3. http://2006.01sj.org/content/view/347/49/
The drift bottle project challenges how technology effect how people communicate with others nowadays. Sending out message to the sea in order to reach someone far is an old myth, and putting it into a gallery allows people to try and use it in a modern way.

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by j_j05ham » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:13 pm

Silicon Crystal
cystals that can be excted with a laser pulse to act as a small hard drive that deals in terahertz bandwith. this crystal deals with light in the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and microwave thus allowing fast lightmovement and processing. oe of the most visible outcomes of this new discovery is the eluburant lights.

crystals that can be placed into materials such as clothing and when a current is introduced into them they react with one another causing the material to change physical shape. it becomes a hard solid. this was most commonly seen in Batman with the changing of properties in his cape.

I know we slightly talked about thisdevice in classbut we simplyt compared them. i was thinking of actually doing a art project with the Kinect and not something similar. the Kinect is a range camera technology that uses a system tha can interpret specific gestures, making completely hands-free control of electronic devices possibly by using an infrared projector and camera and a special microchip to track the movement of objects and individuals in three dimensions. 3D scanner system called Light Coding employs a varient of image based 3D reconstructin.
- RGB camera, depth sensor and multiarray microphone running proprietary software

Carbon Nanotube for Invisibility
heated via electrical stimulation, the sharp temperature gradient between the cloak and the surrounding area causes a steep temperature gradientthat bends light away from wearer.
- based off of desert mirages

tiny structures are smaller than the wavelength of light. if properly constructed they guide rays of light around an object
-acts much like a rock diverting water in a stream
- technology only works in two dimensions and onlycomes in ultrapetite size of 10 micromacross

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Re: w08 Expand the Vision

Post by kendallecrawley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:22 am

Hyperspectral imaging:
Hyperspectral imaging collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. Whereas the human eye only sees visible light in three bands (red, green, and blue), spectral imaging divides the spectrum into many more bands. This technique of dividing images into bands can be extended beyond the visible.
Engineers build sensors and processing systems to provide such capability for application in agriculture, mineralogy, physics, and surveillance. Hyperspectral sensors look at objects using a vast portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Certain objects leave unique 'fingerprints' across the electromagnetic spectrum. These 'fingerprints' are known as spectral signatures and enable identification of the materials that make up a scanned object. For example, a spectral signature for oil helps mineralogists find new oil fields.

Bionic Eyes:
Both the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, currently in FDA trials, and a system being developed by Harvard Research Fellow Dr. John Pezaris record basic visual information via camera, process it into electronic signals and send it wirelessly to implanted electrodes. The Argus II uses electrodes implanted in the eye, which could help people who've lost some of their retinal function be able to see the basics of light, movement and shape. This system would bypass the eyes entirely, sending visual data straight to the brain. Both systems will work best with people who could once see because their brains will already know how to process the information
http://www.livescience.com/12954-bionic ... ogies.html
Retinal Implant:
German doctors in November were able to create a retinal implant that, in conjunction with a camera, enabled patients to see shapes and objects. One was even able to walk around a room by himself, approach people, read a clock face and distinguish between seven shades of gray.
Retinal implants are microchips with around 1,500 light sensors. They are attached underneath the retina at the back of the eye, and are linked by wire to a small external camera. The camera picks up light and sends the image in the form of an electrical signal to the implant via a processor unit.
The implant then feeds the data to the optic nerve, which leads from the eyeball to the brain. What the brain receives through the optic nerve is a tiny image, 38 pixels by 40 pixels, each of pixels brighter or dimmer according to the light that falls on the chip.
http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/28-9 ... ments.html

Solar powered 3-D printing:
Given sun and sand, the Solar Sinter doesn't need any other electricity or material to create glass sculptures and bowls. The device uses a lens to focus sunlight onto a patch of sand. A computer program tells the lens where to aim to form and object right in the sand. Everything is entirely powered by solar panels, though the device's creator, London-based designer Markus Kayser, still needs to sweep a fresh layer of sand onto the growing object as his sinter melts each layer into glass.
http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/937- ... -year.html

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