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手語翻譯手套,讓手語會說話

SignAloud From The University of  WASHINGTON By Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor

手語翻譯手套是由華盛頓大學 資訊工程學系與航太空工程學系合作研發,主要族群目標以聽視障生與有興趣學習並以及在工作上使用美國手語的人 ,未來商業化後,也能應用在醫療康復技術,透過虛擬的環境中來增強手部的靈活性。

 

手語翻譯手套可以識別出美國手語對應的單詞和短語手勢,手套結合了感測器,紀錄手的位子與移動,透過無線藍芽來傳送資料至電腦,電腦偵測到使用者的肢體動作及回傳的數據,批對後可通過揚聲器來傳遞相關聯的詞語或短語,就能讓聽障生廣泛的與人溝通,不用再害怕大家看不懂手語的問題。

 

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LED室內定位照明系統,找商品更方便

Li-Fi From The University of Edinburgh By Harald Haas & Philips LED By Royal Dutch Philips Electronics Ltd.

無線光通訊技術Light Fidelity (簡稱Li-Fi)由英國愛丁堡大學教授Harald Haas所命名研究,利用可見光通訊技術(Visible Light Communication,VLC)、紅外線或近紫外線光譜,無線高速傳輸數據資料,Harald Haas教授主要研究方向是無線光通信系統,混合光學無線和射頻通信,並在無線網絡干擾協調,Li-Fi技術具有高頻寬、節能、安全等優勢,希望所開發出的Li-Fi解決方案能成為智慧城市及建築不可或缺的一環。

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荷蘭皇家飛利浦(Royal Philips NV)開發了LED室內定位照明系統,再法國大型量販店採用,燈泡中置入微型晶片(含GPS系統),每一個燈泡發送一個唯一識別碼 ,LED 開表示 1,關表示 0,使燈泡以極快的速度閃爍將數據轉換成編碼傳遞訊息,再利用手機上的鏡頭來定位,此技術可即時偵測顧客位置,再透過伺服器上的資料以光傳輸的無線網路來傳送顧客所需的商品資訊、位置和優惠訊息等。

 

讓逛大賣場的顧客不只是逛街購物,在購物之時能也能體驗更具有互動性及新體驗,帶來顧客的便利性服務,以後購物就更省時省力了。

 

更多資訊連結至 –> 荷蘭皇家飛利浦Harald Haas

 

可觸摸式立體投影技術!

Haptic & optical clone(Haptoclone) From SHINODA- Makino Lab on Youtube

Haptoclone是由篠田研究室 篠田 裕之(しのだ ひろゆき)教授帶領的團隊研發出的新技術,主要研究人五感中的觸覺,觸覺的傳達、行動的誘導、心理作用等等來進行探討,尤其人類、環境,如何檢測相互作用的狀態,透過觸覺感來提供,創造出一種「觸覺傳送」的體驗,Haptoclone主要是由Yoshikazu Furuyama & Seki Inoue研究員研究,篠田 裕之也鑽研了二維通信,透過電磁波傳遞信號和電力傳輸,未來有助於可穿戴計算和感應器在不同的材料嵌入使用。

想像一下,未來在使用 Skype時和某人初次見面,可以透過全息影像跟對方握手,或者和遠方朋友視訊時,能夠擁抱他的投影。

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Haptoclone 由兩個箱子組成,將觸感與光學複製兩者給合,你可以把手伸進其中一個箱子,就能在另一個箱子裡投影出來,每個箱子內部有 4 道超音波陣列,釋放出超音波輻射壓,使你產生碰到東西的感覺,裝有實物的箱子裡有一台Kinect感應器,紀錄物體被碰到後產生的變化,再像鏡子一樣把變化投射到另一個箱子。

影像不再只是單純的視覺饗宴,添加了觸覺更能有真實感,讓物體更加生動有趣,增添互動性。

The Mechanical Aurora Polar Bear

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Greenpeace have enlisted one of the icy continent’s most powerful creatures to take their campaign even further. This is one big bear – as large as a double decker bus and steered by a genuine ship’s wheel, her white coat is made from recycled white objects and fabrics.

The bear was designed by Christopher Kelly in collaboration with props designer Simon Costin. It needs 15 puppeteers to operate and will be followed by thousands of people on foot and bike. The memory of the magnificent mechanical Sultan’s Elephant which visited London from Nantes in 2006 will be enough to get anyone excited about the capital’s new visitor on a mission.

The giant polar bear will set off from Victoria Tower Gardens (next to the Southern end of the Houses of Parliament) at 12pm on Sunday September 15. The parade will walk over Westminster Bridge and left towards Jubilee Garden, reaching Shell’s HQ at 3.30pm at the latest. Find more information, see greenpeace.org.uk/aurora.

Smart Japanese Doll

OMG~ This project so creative.  The Japanese company: Culture Japan creates smart doll test. They really enhance the Japanese comic book culture. They do the web and mobile platforms. They use a Mascot character called Mirai Suenaga. Since she was born in 2007, Mirai has team up with many companies to form collaborations around the world. Mirai has had appearances in japan games, anime and has even become a mascot on Malaysia’s electronic payment system cards. It is international famous doll.  The developing team use a 3D print to form the prototype, and put 24 sensors into the doll. Today the work already 70% complement. The doll can connect the twitter and facebook to inform you the massages update. Near future the doll can say “welcome home” by censoring the surrounding environment dynamic changing.

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External link:

The smart doll produce prosee  

Culture Japan