At Keio University, the Sugimoto Group, in the Faculty of Science and Technology, is doing research on augmented reality environments, which enable interactions to take account of user recognition and situations in the actual environment.
Sony has developed an innovative display module that transforms your eyewear into a wearable device. By attaching the display module to your eyewear and putting them on, you will get a sub-window displayed in front of you without blocking your site. Sony will show it at the 2015 International CES.
This week Americans are a few steps closer to experiencing the kind of high-speed rail travel that Japan’s ALREADY HAD FOR LIKE 50 YEARS, and a Tsukuba-based company says they’ve made a considerable breakthrough in adding touchy-feely to the looky-looky of virtual and augmented reality systems.
Tensegrity structures are created using isolated struts held together with cables. By utilizing the tensile strength of the cables to place a compressive force on the struts, the structures feature high structural integrity and mechanical stability.
This is an AR support system for constructing objects with a tensegrity structure, created by the Hirasawa Lab at Chiba University.
"We liked this shape a lot. But things like this are difficult to design and build. So, we're using AR to support their construction."
As a part of their research into wearable computing, Docomo are working with the possibility of pairing smartphones with head-mounted interfaces. At CEATEC 2013, they demonstrated a variety of situations where this technology could be utilized in the future.