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Metaio to Unveil First Hands-Free Car Manual on Google Glass

Metaio to Unveil First Hands-Free Car Manual on Google Glass, New 3-D Tracking Technology and optimized wearable augmented reality platform at InsideAR 2013 ...
Jed Fisher's insight:

Everyone is going to think I've gone Glass crazy - three Glass posts in one week. Nice job by our friends at Metaio.

Also looking forward to the Metaio InsideAR conference in Munich October 10th/11th. If you plan to attend are looking for a similar solution to this - give me a yell jed(at)4dpipeline.com 

 

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Google Glass-enabled medicine: the first Google Glass surgery

Google Glass-enabled medicine: the first Google Glass surgery | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Spanish medicine stands to turn Google Glass from spring 2014’s hottest accessoryinto a way to save lives. From the first surgery performed entirely through the eye of the Glass to dozens of mobile applications, Spanish Glass-based innovation is poised to change the way doctors work and communicate


Via Carlos Garcia Pando
Jed Fisher's insight:

Fantastic use case.

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Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:03 PM

Guillen is ready to perform his next Google Glass surgery on September 17, where he will be able to show from his perspective another operation that he invented — wireless arthroscopic surgery, which was first performed in 2007. Guillen and his team at the Clínica CEMTRO de Madrid invented the Wireless Arthroscopic Device (WAD), which is a tiny camera inserted through a small incision used to examine and sometimes repair a damaged joint. Since the joint isn’t fully opened, recovery time is much shorter.

He said that his clinic is “probably the top in the world” for such surgeries and that “all of my patients are out-patient,” including former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, footballer Fernando “El Niño” Torres, and several rhythmic gymnasts, an Olympic sport that Spain typically medals in.

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Fancy takes its design-centric shopping experience to Glass

Fancy takes its design-centric shopping experience to Glass | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Today Fancy, a popular design-focused shopping experience for the Web announced that it has created an application for Google's Glass platform. The app, which you can find here if you ...
Jed Fisher's insight:

I'm someone who generally hates shopping but yet I happen to have purchased items on fancy.com. I was hence pleasantly surprised to see their nice little Glass App.  

If you haven't been following all the Google Glass news, take a look at the video, you'll get a really clear picture (hehe pun) of the Glass experience.

I'm looking forward to developing some first Apps for Glass.

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Is Google Glass Going To Change Architecture Forever?

Is Google Glass Going To Change Architecture Forever? | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Is architecture ready for Google Glass? The augmented reality that Google Glass promises may not seem architectural, but in truth the two couldn’t be more related.
Jed Fisher's insight:

The answer is Yes :)

And it's also Yes for manufacturing in general.

Or at least Glass is a catalyst for this. It is worth noting that, as it stands now, the Glass API has no support for AR at all.

That said, it's only a matter of time, AR Glasses are coming.


If we can hook up Augmented Reality (which will require Cloud computing (or low power mobile GPU computing) for the computer visions and visualization/rendering) then there is a wealth of possibilities in not just architecture and navigation like experiences but much more - like being able to see useful information (show me what part of the building is going to be worked on tomorrow, etc).

It's also a huge enabler for manufacturing. Imagine being able to recognize your product (requires good 3D computer vision but we are getting close now, eg Google Goggles). For example, take a look at a car in the street - "oh i like that one, what options are available for it?" - Bam - i see the options, prices, and related information overlaid on the car. 

The future is not only mobile, it's visual!

 

BTW; some other posts you might find interesting:

http://sco.lt/6vDWVN - BIM, augmented reality and collaboration;

http://sco.lt/6FGPxZ - Augmented Reality 3D tracker (Ford Ordinary Maintenance);

http://sco.lt/8MmoWP - Google Makes 3 Big Bets on NVIDIA;

http://sco.lt/68Bnov - The Power of 3D: Using BIM for Facility Management;

http://sco.lt/7Zxs4v - 3D BIM for downstream users in field and facility management;

http://sco.lt/8buoHB - Augmented Reality for Construction Drawings.

 

Don't hesitate to ping me if you'd like to talk further on this topic jed[at]4Dpipeline.com

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This Google Glass baseball app brings real-time game info directly to your face

This Google Glass baseball app brings real-time game info directly to your face | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Google Glass might be the best thing to happen to baseball since Mariano Rivera. Via an app called Blue, Glass can now give baseball fans real-time info as they watch games. The app, which has alre...
Jed Fisher's insight:

Following my last post - here is another nice example Google Glass app.

Remember folks - this is only the beginning!

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Meta Augmented reality glasses now available for pre-order, does what Glass can't

Meta Augmented reality glasses now available for pre-order, does what Glass can't | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually do.

“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like Minority Report!”, expecting Glass’ camera to pick up your every hand wave (it doesn’t.)

Then they try on a pair and realize that… well, that’s not what Glass is. But it’s what Meta is aiming to be — and their first (read: still a bit rough) version is going on sale to the public starting today.

Jed Fisher's insight:

I can't believe it's taken this long. Surprised someone has not decided to hack an Oculus VR headset.

Early days still with Meta but hoping to see more soon

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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality

The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to 'augment' reality. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.

Via ThePinkSalmon, Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki
Jed Fisher's insight:

Brilliant article on Augmented Reality (probably the best i've read), full history and summary on where it is going and what it will mean. 

I love the idea of "liking" something by giving your (physical) thumbs up. 

It's nuts, we are (were?) the generation (and the final generation) of the keyboard and mouse users. Today the mouse has almost been replaced with touch interfaces and gesture support. We now talk about how easy an iPad UI is to use and how toddlers and grandmothers can use them but the next step - the augmented reality step will be even more instinctual.

We often think of the user interface (UI) as the enabler, a good UI unlocks the potential of a product. However ultimately the best UI is a no UI. UI in itself is a barrier. Ultimately the best UI augments our world and we interact with it in the same way we interact with our real physical world. The result being a zero learning curve. 

 

4D Pipeline helps companies implement game changing mobile augmented reality solutions. Contact me for more info on how we can help you jed [at]4Dpipeline.com

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Jed Fisher's comment, June 14, 2013 3:40 AM
Great comment Michael, and make no mistake, "misuse" will be rampart! Worse, if the recent Prism news has showed anything, we already have no privacy. I think it is inevitable that almost everything we do in public (and even in private) will be recorded... It's terrifying but cameras/GPStracking will/are everywhere and the number is only increasing.
Michael Peters's comment, June 14, 2013 4:15 AM
You are absolutely right - and even worse - what about all the young bous and girls, which already now. can't behave with their smartphone.
Jed Fisher's comment, June 14, 2013 10:43 AM
yes, scary as it is they wont even be able to imagine a world *with* privacy (and no cameras, GPS, or recording)
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Google Makes 3 Big Bets on NVIDIA

Google Makes 3 Big Bets on NVIDIA | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

Google has placed bets on Nvidia to fight its main rivals—Apple, Microsoft and Facebook by theStreet.com

Conclusion No. 1: I draw the conclusion that Google is working very closely with Nvidia for a new set of mobile computers—smartphones and tablets—with dramatically higher computer power, to be announced starting in late 2014. These smartphones and tablets would be more powerful than almost all of today's PCs.

Conclusion No. 2: It was clear that the Nvidia Shield is now Google's big play for the gaming market—at least for this year. It is a big part of Google's plan to make Microsoft's Xbox ... simply irrelevant.

Conclusion No. 3: Google's innovative use of GPUs in cloud photo processing could lead to higher demand for Nvidia's GPU cloud servers.

 

Jed Fisher's insight:

Bold article, well thought out strategical analysis by Anton Wahlman. I love reading such a fresh viewpoint. 

I would even add further to the authors big conclusions. 

I would add that Google Glass and it's vision (hehe - pun) of AR and visual search for the masses requires:

4) Great computer vision - everything should be searchable, and everything happens to be in 3D.  - Cloud computing with Nvidia GPUs is not an option it's a must. E.g. See a car you like, look at it, see everything about it.  Also applicable for Google Goggles.

5) Great visualization/rendering - the Augmented part of AR requires state of the art 3D visualization. This means overlaying 3D information on the "reality". Tegra's are going to again be musts but again, we are going to rely on the heavy lifting being done in the cloud with GPUs.

 

Disclosure - NVIDIA is a customer of 4D Pipeline's. 

 

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