Virtual reality has received a lot of attention lately, but there is much to be said for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies that enhance our capabilities in the real world or allow us to interact with technology more intuitively. Both technologies have clear applications for the enterprise and the future workplace. Examples from Vuzix and ODG could be seen at the recent CES 2017 and there is, of course, the much-discussed Microsoft Hololens. Augmented Reality Augmented Reality overlays virtual or synthetic elements onto the real world, whereas virtual reality is immersion in…

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You probably remember Microsoft's announcement for their augmented reality or mixed reality hardware called HoloLens which occurred around the announcement of Windows 10.  For those of you who did not see their popular promotional video, see it on their website. Microsoft has requested ideas for uses of their HoloLens hardware so I submitted an idea called FashionLens which I am also posting here on my blog. Try on clothing virtually! There would be two modes to this functionality. First the program needs to get detailed body measurements and then you…

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We are getting closer and closer to virtual reality.  Some companies such as Google and Oculus have already produced virtual reality headsets and others are on the way such as the Sony PlayStation VR.  These systems offer only the headset component of virtual reality.  We have yet to develop two-way communication to and from the brain so that VR so that stimuli can be sent directly to the brain and so that players can interface with the VR system by sending the appropriate physical signals that are translated into virtual…

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