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Augmented Reality to improve your Interior Design

AR is trending and included in this trend is AR-apps for practical use where one interesting example is improving your interior design skills in a trial and error mode. Since the 3D- visualisation makes it possible to turn your living room or any other room into a test- and learning lab until you are completely satisfied with the result. After this optimization, it is time to actually go to the store and buy and taking… Continue reading

New Lab to develop Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-technologies

eLearningworld News Australia’s federal research agency is announcing the opening of a new laboratory in Canberra, the Immersive Lab, with focus on developing augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D web technologies. The Lab includes everything from wearable holographic computer devices to interactive mapping systems and loads of other tools for development of applications and further development of these technologies. Small and medium-size businesses are invited to partner with the lab in order to… Continue reading

Augmented Reality: To bring the app-experience out of the phone

eLearningworld News A new dimension is being added to the mission of designing for interaction with the user by the launch of ARkit from Apple. This delivers an illusion of actually bringing 3D-objects beyond the screen out of the iPhone or iPad to interact with the environment outside the device. Since in these AR apps, the device’s camera is used to present a live, onscreen view of the physical world. By turning their device the… Continue reading

Shooter games can actually harm your brain, new research shows

eLearningworld News Action video games can do more harm than good for your cognitive skills a new study from the University of Montreal suggests. Greg West, an associate professor of psychology at UdeM, that in collaboration associate professor of psychiatry Véronique Bohbot with McGill University, made the study, comments the result in the following way: “Video games have been shown to benefit certain cognitive systems in the brain, mainly related to visual attention and short-term… Continue reading

Mobile Augmented Reality to improve Military Mission planning

eLearningworld News Replacing 2D maps with interactive 3D-maps when planning military missions can “allow individuals to tailor their planning experience to their own preferences and those of their team members”, ECNMag.com writes, to improve effectiveness, outcomes, and security. While the traditional 2D approach is a one-size-fits-all approach that not adapting to the users’ cognitive abilities, augmented reality-based 3D interactive maps has the potential to adapt to individual users preferences. A Cognitive Science research team at… Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence learns to visualize the world in 3D

eLearningworld News from US Cognitive science research indicates that humans uses a form of three-dimensional model to perceive and take action in the close environment. Now researchers at MIT is using this approach to improve artificial intelligence’s ability to interact in real world. According to professor Josh Tenenbaum, at MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, AI 3D-visualisation will have immense  impact for the development of robots, he explains: “This is definitely something we’re going… Continue reading

Latest News: Using Oculus Rift in Education – A New World will Open Up

eLearningworld News from Czech Republic Mendel Grammar School in the Czech Republic connected an Oculus Rift to seven of its computers the outcome now almost two years later is the World of Comenius. This is an interactive hands on form of learning where the student can touch, transform and become a part of the virtual reality that Oculus Rift displays. Anatomy is one field where this technology works well, but it gives an extraordinary amount… Continue reading

3D Digitalisation for Museum and Learning Environments

eLearningworld News from Sweden The market for 3D-digitalisation-services is growing fast. In this field the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT is running several successful research projects. One has been directed on developing the technology of the virtual autopsy table for healthcare and medical education, that is a international success-story, into new fields. After successful research and development it is now possible to visualise everything that has been 3D-scanned e.g. museum items. And the new services are… Continue reading