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Building factories is no longer a prerequisite for building products. Add to the mix emergent technologies such as 3D printing and inexpensive laser cutters that put prototyping capabilities onto a kitchen table, and we suddenly are facing an extraordinary revolution in hardware-based innovation.
Elements 4D is an interactive chemistry learning experience that combines a set of laser-etched wooden blocks – yes, physical wooden blocks – illustrating a different chemical element on each side with an accompanying augmented reality mobile app which utilizes smartphone and tablet cameras to view and interact with the blocks.
Augmented Reality is used by the government, and envisions future scenarios where AR could improve efficiency and offer new opportunities in areas such as airport security, border protection, emergency management, and government training, among others. This video summarizes the report’s fascinating (and occasionally chilling) vision for the future. The report can be downloaded here - or watch the summary video here.
CrowdOptic Security – Enhanced Security Vision CrowdOptic’s clustering technology, visualized CrowdOptic has specialized in apps that use sensor data from smartphones, augmented reality glasses and archival media file metadata to calculate user sightlines and sightline intersections – highlighting so-called “crowd hot-spots”. Using this technology, CrowdOptic detect sudden shifts and anomalies in crowd attention patterns that could potentially signal disruptions or threats
The new nanoscale sensor is also believed to be the first to be able to detect a broad spectrum of light, from the visible to mid-infrared, with high photo response or sensitivity. That means it is suitable for use in all types of cameras, including consumer, near- or mid-infrared cameras, traffic speed cameras, and satellite imaging.