The Glass Class at the Augmented World Expo 2014

Me & Jenny Murphy

I attended "The Glass Class" with leaders Mark Billinghurst of HITLabs (Human/Computer Interface Technology), Rob Lindeman of HIVE (Human Interactions in Virtual Enviroments) Labs, Det Ansinn of BrickSimple, and Jenny Murphy, a Developer Advocate at Google focused on Google Glass and wearable technology. Short bios on the panelists are below this article. I learned A LOT about Google Glass, what to do/not to do when developing for it, the APIs to develop Glass apps with, and the many 3rd party apps that integrate with Glass. Below is a photo of the panelists: I have a couple of #throughglass short movie clips from the class (amateur quality, I guess I was too excited about what I was learning when I told Glass to "record a video"! But I'll share them with you here. The first two videos demonstrate the incredible uses of Glass in the medical field, being used TODAY. I don't know if you know this, but I work with MARC (Medical Automated Research Center) with Dr. Don Nagy, … [Read more...]

Project Tango

Project Tango Logo

Have you been hearing the buzz about "Project Tango"? I have, ever since Dave Lorenzini had one in his pocket at the Augmented World Expo (#AWE2014) and afterwards hearing that it was the best device at the conference - that said when everything there was amazing! What is Project Tango? "As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout almost effortlessly over time. This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other. We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen. The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion" (source: Johnny Lee and the ATAP-Project Tango Team) Watch this great video on YouTube, "Say hello to Project … [Read more...]

The Wearables Fashion Show at AWE2014

AWE2014 Wearables Fashion Show

One of the coolest things I saw at AWE2014 was the "Wearables Fashion Show". It's difficult to say it was one of the coolest things I saw, because everything I saw & everyone I met blew my mind! However, I did get the entire show on video, via my Google Glasses #throughglass . Enjoy it - and know that this is the tip of the iceberg! Click on the image to view the video (amateur video) … [Read more...]