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Oculus Rift, three Kinects effectively bring an entire human body into a virtual world | ExtremeTech

Oculus Rift, three Kinects effectively bring an entire human body into a virtual world | ExtremeTech | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to put yourself inside of a video game? It’s now possible to dynamically represent your entire body inside of a virtual world, and this monumental task can be accomplished with off-the-shelf hardware. With three first-gen Kinects and an Oculus Rift dev kit, a developer by the name of Oliver Kreylos has hacked together a true VR prototype that actually makes you feel like you’re in a computer-generated world.

By placing three Kinect sensors in an equilateral triangle around his room, Kreylos is able to generate a live 3D model of his body from the raw video data. By sidestepping the Kinect’s processor-intensive skeletal reconstruction, this visual representation is extremely low-latency. When you put on your Oculus Rift and hold your hand to your face, Kreylos claims that your brain immediately registers the limb as your own.

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The Value In Virtual And Augmented Reality

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In 2015, the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry was widely heralded as the next tectonic shift in computing. But it’s also an industry..
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Carnegie Mellon Students To Develop Embodied Learning Scenarios -- Campus Technology

Carnegie Mellon Students To Develop Embodied Learning Scenarios -- Campus Technology | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Students at the Pittsburgh university will work with developer tools provided by SMALLab Learning.
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This New App Wants to Be the iTunes of Smells | WIRED

This New App Wants to Be the iTunes of Smells | WIRED | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
This scent-sending phone wants to bring smell to your music, movies and books.
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Stephen Hawking's- Science of the Future-Virtual Worlds

Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future investigates the very latest game changing innovations.The barriers between the physical and virtual worlds begin to ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 21, 2015 8:27 AM

Gotta see this! 

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Video Games Are the Future of Education

Video Games Are the Future of Education | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Some educators swear by them as valuable high-tech teaching tools but little is known about their impact on learning

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 29, 2014 12:00 PM

Thanks to Spiff Whitfield.

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Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology

Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.

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Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014 - New Scientist

Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014 - New Scientist | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is so 2013 – a new, immersive blending of physical and virtual worlds suggests we could one day live our lives in mixed reality (Mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide in a very confusing way

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CES 2014: Eye-Tracking Game Controller for PCs Launching This Summer | MIT Technology Review

CES 2014: Eye-Tracking Game Controller for PCs Launching This Summer | MIT Technology Review | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Accessory promises gamers more realistic interactions with virtual characters.
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Forget Google glasses, think UA goggles

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Forget Google glasses, think UA goggles
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Virtual reality is “trying to create a wearable display that is able to immerse a user into a computer-generated environment,” Hua said.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:09 AM

But can we afford them?? ;)

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Second Life in NTID Physics | Second Life and o...

Second Life in NTID Physics | Second Life and o... | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Welcome to the website for Second Life in NTID Physics2013 Guide To Oddprofessor's Museum and Science Center (Second Life in NTID Physics | @scoopit http://t.co/X9sotdBOjD)...

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For 3-D Interfaces, a Long Road to Acceptance | MIT Technology Review

For 3-D Interfaces, a Long Road to Acceptance | MIT Technology Review | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
It may take years for 3-D gesture-control to catch on with consumers and app developers.

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PrioVR : Get your ideas moving

Developer Kit for the PrioVR - Full-body immersion to interact naturally with virtual worlds.

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Microsoft introduces the world to 'holoportation'

Microsoft introduces the world to 'holoportation' | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
While teleportation is still in the realm of science fiction, Microsoft has introduced 'holoportation' - a 3D, real-time hologram of someone who is a world away, but still interacts with you.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 31, 4:41 PM
Love this.

This is amazingly cool. It brings up some interesting possibilites for educational applications. 

 
magnus sandberg's curator insight, April 1, 8:47 AM

So fun to see science fiction become science fact.

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Love this.

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SOLS TeachTech Blog: TeachT@lk: Creating Virtual Field Trips

SOLS TeachTech Blog: TeachT@lk: Creating Virtual Field Trips | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it

Field Trips are a great way to motivate students, get them excited about content and create memories. But often the locations are too expensive, or would be geographically impossible to get to during class times. One option is to create a virtual field trip!


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Virtual Worlds Timeline

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An interactive, collaborative timeline of the history and development of virtual worlds, created by Annie Ok. Perpetual work in progress.

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:06 PM

Thanks for sharing this timeline.

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Virtual Nose Keeps Gamers From Feeling Sick

Virtual Nose Keeps Gamers From Feeling Sick | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Simulator sickness—which often induces vertigo and even nausea—often afflicts players of virtual reality games, but inserting a “virtual nose” into the picture may be a way to lessen the queasiness.

Various physiological systems govern the onset of simulator sickness: an overall sense of touch and position, or the somatosensory system; liquid-filled tubes in the ear called the vestibular system; and the oculumotor system, or muscles that control eye movements.

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Archaeologists See and Smell the Past With Augmented Reality

Archaeologist Stuart Eve has an augmented-reality app under development called Dead Men’s Eyes that not only visually recreates ancient ruins, but also gives you a sense of what they smelled and sounded like. It uses a smartphone, an open-source microcontroller, and a video game development software. He recreates a landscape in a coordinate-based mapping program and using video-game building software, he created the structures and placed them into their proper locations on the map.


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5 ways virtual reality will change education

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We've covered before a story about the students in Ireland who recreated a historic place in OpenSim and explored it with an Oculus Rift headset.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 9, 2014 10:12 AM

Check this out! Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm? | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
New games let you move a toy helicopter with your mind — potentially with an added health benefit.
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Virtual reality isn't just a gaming gimmick, it could improve empathy levels and even reduce racial bias

Virtual reality isn't just a gaming gimmick, it could improve empathy levels and even reduce racial bias | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
"In the future," wrote Jaron Lanier in his 2010 book You are not a gadget, "I fully expect children to turn into molecules and triangles in order to learn about themselves...

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A Japanese iPhone Gadget Teases The Tummy With Food Smells

A Japanese iPhone Gadget Teases The Tummy With Food Smells | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
Could an iPhone app trick your brain into thinking you're eating meat instead of plain rice?
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Avegant Virtual Retinal Display | Virtual World...

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Avegant CEO Ed Tang stops by with a prototype of the company's Virtual Retinal Display, which uses micromirrors and advanced optics to project a stunning 3D image directly onto the retinas of the wearer.

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Watch: This 3-D Software Is Adobe Illustrator on Acid | Wired Design | Wired.com

Watch: This 3-D Software Is Adobe Illustrator on Acid | Wired Design | Wired.com | Technologies for Embodied Learning Experiences | Scoop.it
eMotion is an app for creating interactions between human movement and electronic visuals. It's been described as Adobe Illustrator on acid.
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Ray Kurzweil Explores the Next Phase of Virtual Reality

Futurist Ray Kurzweil explores the next phase of virtual reality. Question: How will next-gen virtual reality change our lives?   Ray Kurzweil: Well, start f...
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