Keyword: Augmented/​Virtual Reality

AR/​AI

Briefs: Imaging
The technology has possible uses in monitoring disorders that affect fine motor skills such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Technology Leaders: Software
Deep learning-based AI allows users to identify 3D objects of arbitrary shape and size in various orientations with high accuracy in the 3D space.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: AR/AI
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology bends light more efficiently, enabling more immersive augmented reality display systems.
Articles: Materials
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Blog: AR/AI
Design engineers should be cautious in how they design and deploy mixed-reality technologies, says an industry expert.
Facility Focus: Aerospace
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital technologies are enabling an "Industry Renaissance" of virtual experiences.
Briefs: Imaging
The system allows multiple users to interact with the same VR app on smartphones, providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device can translate expressions into emojis or silent speech commands.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Briefs: Imaging
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Briefs: Automotive
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Products: AR/AI
Varjo™ Technologies announced a 2D/3D immersive "Workspace."
Articles: AR/AI
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The skin could help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality by instantaneously adapting to a wearer's movements.
Articles: Aerospace
The Foldable Drone: a Morphing Quadrotor that can Squeeze and Fly Davide Falanga, Kevin Kleber, Stefano Mintchev, Dario Floreano, and Davide...
Products: Electronics & Computers
Circular Connectors

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA, introduced the 720 Series of miniature circular connectors with a snap-in IP67 twin distributor. The distributor — a single male connector into two...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have created inexpensive, full-color, 2D and 3D holograms that are more realistic and brighter, and can be viewed at wider angles than current holograms.

Briefs: Energy

Researchers have created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. It presents a step toward the practical realization of self-powered, human-integrated technologies.