Top 10 Augmented Reality Trends for 2014

Me inside the DAQRI Virtual Flight Attendant AR 4D Experience

Augmented Reality to me means uber-cool, helping industries in amazing ways, and although it's not expected to really be mass adopted until 2020, whoever isn't following this mind-blowing technology isn't looking toward the future. The image above is of me at the Augmented World Expo 2014 #awe2014 in DAQRI's large exhibition hall booth. In one section they had this Virtual Human (to quote DAQRI) "takes 4D to the next level, bringing full-sized photorealistic people to life and providing the ultimate storytelling experience. Virtual Humans pairs intelligent 360-degree image capture technology with 4D, opening the door for truly engaging storytelling and life-size gaming opportunities where virtual characters are as real as the audience." So on to the topic of the Top 10 AR Trends for 2014. First of all, let me start by saying that the AR market in 2014 is predicted to grow rapidly. Revenues are expected to hit $5.2 billion by 2017. Trends: Wearable Technology: Wonder why I … [Read more...]

“Will You Marry Me” #throughglass (Google Glass)

"Will You Marry Me" #throughglass (Google Glass) Images

Google Glass is becoming more ubiquitous every day. There are countless videos out there of men proposing to women #throughglass - just search for "Marry Me Through Google Glass" on YouTube! I'll include the #throughglass proposal where I got the image collage photos from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLIsyeLvJXc Here's another sample of a proposal #throughglass: And one last one: Lastly, I'd like to add a friend of mine's wedding that was interesting from start to end! Marsha Collier, known for many accomplishments but primarily for all her books and tutorials on how to use eBay, was proposed to while on a live Vine feed. Below you'll see an image: Wore Google Glass at her wedding (along with many of the guests!) Below you'll find some images of how well Google Glass looks on a beaming bride: The wedding went viral, and can be read about in total with many great pictures on this Huffington Post article. To quote part of the article, … [Read more...]

LEO: The Only Wearable that Monitors Your Body’s Biosignals Directly, Translating the Data into Actionable Recommendations

LEO Fitness Intelligence Informing You of Low Hydration Image

Yes, that's the new buzz word: "Fitness Intelligence" LOL! Kim's Brain going from "Business Intelligence" to "Fitness Intelligence" - gotta love the parody here! So I'm an "Indegogo" fan. That's how I found the Rufus Cuff I can't wait to get soon. "Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen" states Indegogo itself. The site, https://www.indiegogo.com/ let's great ideas become reality by running campaigns to fund your products.And it's no surprise in today's "wearable life" that's it's chock full of wearables. #LEO goes far beyond FitBit to true intelligence that optimizes your workout & reduce your risk for injury. It integrates biosignal monitoring technology that measures muscle activity, fatigue, heart rate, lactic acid, hydration calories, technique, and more - translating this complex bio-data into straightforward and actionable recommendations & notifies you if something's not right in real-time (There's a video at the end of … [Read more...]

Google Leaves the DARPA Robotics Challenge, Robots, Robots, and More Robots!

Google's HRP-2 Schaft Robot

Google is thought by many to be the front-runner in robotics. The company's interest in robotics is huge indeed; it's in the "Robotics Business Review's Top 50 List" (RBR50). RBR50 is a list of the most influential pubic and private companies in the global robotics industry (quote from "About the RBR50"). In 2003 Google acquired seven (7) awesome and technologically diverse robotics companies: Boston Dynamics, Bot & Dolly, Holomni, Industrial Perception, Meka Robotics, Redwood Robotics, and Schaft, Inc. At the end of this post I'll add some cool videos about each company's robots. Google pulled its "Team Schaft" HRP-2 robot out of the Pentagon-funded DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). Although the 3-year competition is less than halfway finished, the Schaft robot was the obvious front-runner. Tokyo-based Schaft, Inc. was founded specifically to enter in the $2M DRC and easily won the qualifying event in 2013. However, now with Google owning Schaft, accepting money from the DoD … [Read more...]