Tele-embodiment is literally taking a control of a remote body as though it were your own ? or presenting yourself as a body controlled from a remote location. In other words, an avatar in a virtual environment, or a robot in an augmented environment.
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Simone is a seminal virtual reality film, and there are several aspects of both the technology of VR and the social impact, which the film carries off very well, and which deserve to stand on their own merits. One of these is of course one part of the driving point of the film; avatar embodiment.
There is a firm, which specialises in phone and telehealth services to help relieve the stress of hospitalisation. They provide a telephone/television unit next to the beds of more than 160 NHS trust hospitals in the United Kingdom. They may well be abusing their priviledged position.
In August 2005, the Western Australian service launched the first tele-medicine service in the world.
At the beginning of February, we covered the increasing flurry of uptake of tele-healthcare applications for the iphone. Since then, the trend has continued, with several new applications emerging, aimed squarely at health professionals,
In early January 2008, a Rice University study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that socioemotional meanings, including sexual ones, are conveyed in human sweat. This raises the question for immersive spaces, if such dynamic scents need to be synthetically reproduced to provide a firmer social environment in tele-mediation.
Researchers from Germany have discovered strong evidence that with humans, picking faces out of a crowd has a lot less to do with the shape of the face, or the expression upon that face, and a lot more to do with whether the teeth are visible or not.
An overview of the Robocop films and TV series' together with how they have much to say on the very real areas of augmented reality, embodiment and robotics. This article also serves as an index for our growing range of articles examining individual aspects of the series' and the issues they directly showcase.
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Stijn Ulenaers and his girlfriend Gudrun Vanlaar have the unenviable job of driving across Europe in a bright orange camper van, outfitted with six CCTV cameras ? two on the front, two on the back, and one each side - a gyroscope, a dopplom...
The new generation of Sat-Nav systems are turning to 3D views, terrain elevations, and building silhouettes in an effort to make consumers upgrade.
Pedestrians will soon be able use such systems to find out whether to take a ...
June 21 (Wed.) - 23 (Fri.), 2006, Tokyo Big Sight conference centre, Japan.
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Spectacles that can provide subtitles have been created by hi-tech firm NEC.
Resembling glasses but lacking lenses, the headset uses a tiny projector to display images on a user's retina.
NEC said it planned a...
Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a ra...