An adaptive skin is a means to create a natural looking organic skin over a polygonal model, the skin takes the underlying structure into consideration but does not follow it exactly – rather employing other rules that dictate how it responds to the structure underneath, as it flows over it.
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Researchers have prototyped an electrotactile second skin to be worn over the first, which adds additional pressure sensation to the user's own sensory capabilities – it makes the natural skin much more sensitive to touch.
Second Skin was a 2007 documentary about virtual worlds and their impact on people's lives. It is a documentary that could not be more polarising if it tried, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest they did exactly that.
A look at a new means of low-cost, high effectiveness under-skin imager, designed for use in the doctor's office and in the field, that offers a low-cost, high-precision alternative to CT.
Wouldn't it be marvellous if artificial pressure sensors could bend and flex like their organic counterparts? If synthetic skin could knead and twist like normal skin, but remain just as keen of sense? We are not there yet, but the first prototypes that can behave naturally under strain, are already here.
German researchers have created an inexpensive to manufacture, tiny biosensor not much larger than a splinter. It is designed to pierce the skin and sit under the outer layers, monitoring swet and tears for glucose levels, and reporting back its findings, continuously.
One of the greatest problems with tomography based medical scanners, is what happens when the patient moves (breathes, or pumps blood). The distortion that occurs in each slice has long been correctable, but takes a long time to correct. With near-instant correction now possible, real-time medical scanning is starting to look like a true possibility.
During the 2007 Singularity Summit in San Francisco, magazine The Futurist spoke with five of the leading voices in modern AI creation: MIT roboticist Rodney Brooks, Adaptive A.I. Inc. founder Peter Voss, Self-Aware Systems founder Steve Omohundro, Powerset CEO Barney Pell, and Google research director Peter Norvig. All were asked about the nearness of artificial general intelligence, and this is the combination of all five interviews.
Industry news, originally posted 16-02-2005. Joseph Krull, an executive at Flanders, N.J. based Virtual Corporation, had a doctor stick an RFID tag from VeriChip under his skin on Jan. 10...
A Belgian German Shepard dog called Storm, has become the first person to be fitted with a prosthetic implant which fits into the bone and sticks through the skin with no risk of infection to the animal.
It might well be that current experiments with binaural sound for VR 3D recreation of sounds based on the relative positions of the ears, and the head shape of the listener, are not quite getting the full picture of sound reception. It seems facial skin also has a part to play.
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A one-day conference on adaptive displays, sponsored by the Interactive Media Institute, held August 7, 2004 in Los Angeles.
This conference deals with the critical VR / AR issue of adapting displays - specifically HMD and BO...
A new implantation method for BMI electrodes is being patented.
Getting electrodes to stay in place for long periods is a particular problem, says Mingui Sun, who with colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh has an answer ...
Scientists are working allowing robots to gain touch and feeling via a high-tech skin.
The skin is covered with sensors, each the size of a small fingernail. The densely packed nature gives a robot the ability to feel anythin...
A prototype artificial skin used to heal wounds has been developed by British researchers from UK-based company Intercytex. A company research document, recently published in the journal Regenerative Medicine said the skin seemed to incorpo...
An electronic skin as sensitive to touch as our own is being developed by scientists in Japan.
Takao Someya, researcher at the University of Tokyo, and inventor of the skin, said:"Recognition of tactile information will be v...