Smart Things, Augmented Reality and Smart Glasses
Mixed Reality is no more a dream, you can engage in the virtual world and play in the real one – just have a sphero.
When technologies combine in new, exciting ways, amazing things can happen. At Orbotix the engineers goal is to continue to blend the real and virtual worlds to expand the boundaries of what we expect from technology. With smart robots and innovative software exploring and defining mixed-reality gaming – the next evolution of entertainment.
This completely new category challenges our preconceptions of how we interact with technology. And our combined expertise in robotics and software enables us to create innovative gaming and entertainment experiences that bridge the virtual and real worlds.
sphero is keeping the good times rolling with augmented reality zombies More then 20 application developed on Sphero will give you a lot of fun and pleasure.
I find Sphero rolling around a state of the art racetrack and demoing 20+ driving, multiplayer, tabletop, and controller apps. Gamers can race around the track, compete with other attendees, and even experience augmented reality demos every hour on the hour.
The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) recognized GreenWave Reality as a leading innovator in the smart home services market by naming the company a 2012 Later Stage Award Global Smart Grid/Sustainable IT winner. This 2012 Global Top 10 award reflects GreenWave Reality’s successful market position as a Global Smart Grid company in the $163.1 billion international cleantech industry, as well as the company’s ability to significantly contribute to the growing green economy.
Monitor and control your home energy use from anywhere using GreenWave Reality’s innovative energy management solution for Android.
The smart fork that slows you down
The HAPIfork from HAPILABS is smarter than your typical eating utensil. In addition to the standard stabbing of meat and ferrying of food from the plate to your mouth, this fork tracks how many bites you take, how fast you take them and the length of your meal.
If you are eating too fast, the fork will let you know with a vibration and a blinking light, eventually training you to take your time. Eating more slowly can help people lose weight (there’s more time to feel full), and also help them digest food better.
French engineer Jacques Lepine invented the connected eating implement after his family chided him for eating too quickly. He spent three years searching for the right sensor, eventually settling on one that completes a circuit every time your mouth closes over the end of the fork.
Naturally, the HAPIfork comes with a mobile app and webpage for tracking your noshing habits. A HAPIspoon is also in development. The fork will cost $99 when it becomes available in April, and the founders are planning a Kickstarter campaign for February.
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100
The Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 will be the world’s first, commercially available, hands free display and cloud
connected communications system. The Vuzix M100 contains a virtual display with integrated camera and
powerful processing engine, running the Android OS. Users can connect wirelessly to their smartphone (iOS or
Android) or other compatible devices. The M100 is also powerful enough to connect directly to the Internet, run
applications and games itself. Working in harmony with a smartphone, users can engage with existing and future
applications such texts, video, email, mapping, and audio.
Google’s (GOOG) “Project Glass” smart glasses product is still a work in progress but it may already have some stiff competition. Debuting at CES 2013 is Vuzix’s M100, a wearable device that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth for connectivity and provides a heads-up display that hovers in front of one eye. The company first announced its M100 smart glasses this past November and targeted a $1,000 price point, but Vuzix now says the device will cost just $500 when it launches later this year. Key specs include a WQVGA color display, an OMAP processor, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 1080p camera and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.