3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

3D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera

The system consists of a camera that captures images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network called DorsalNet which can accurately recognize dynamic gestures.

How to Protect Mobile Apps Against Sneaker Bots

How to Protect Mobile Apps Against Sneaker Bots

The goal of adding generalized security protections inside the good mobile app is to block common pathways that sneaker bot apps and auto-clicking apps need to function.

'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch.A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity.

Cybersecurity Assessment and the Zero Trust Model

Cybersecurity Assessment and the Zero Trust Model

Doing this means the entity can focus all of its resources on hardening cloud infrastructure, gate services such that all access (regardless of source) is protected in a robust way, and deprioritize things like physical security, hardening the internal network (assuming there even is one), deploying internal monitoring controls, etc.

The Perils of IT Security Hubris

The Perils of IT Security Hubris

Corporate cybersecurity has been increasingly compromised since businesses and organizations began implementing work-from-home (WFH) policies in March as the pandemic continued its spread.

Want To Support Hacker-friendly Hardware Design? Follow Valve’s Example

Want To Support Hacker-friendly Hardware Design? Follow Valve’s Example

It’s been just over a year since Valve released Index, their flagship VR system, and it’s worth looking back at this GitHub repository as a fine example of how to provide supporting materials to a hacker-friendly hardware design.

Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game

Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game

In a new study in the Journal of Chemical Education, researchers describe an alternative way to engage students: a virtual game, modeled on an escape room, in which teams solve chemistry problems to progress and "escape.".

Half-Life: Alyx Update 1.4 Now Lets You Shake Bottles with Liquid Inside Them

Half-Life: Alyx Update 1.4 Now Lets You Shake Bottles with Liquid Inside Them

Half-Life: Alyx has received a new update 1.4 patch and it brings some interesting visual which lets you see the liquid inside a bottle.The most interesting part is that the latest Half-Life: Alyx update 1.4 also brings the ability where you can shake bottles with liquid sloshes around inside them when you shake the bottles.

A 6-Point Plan to Leapfrog to CX Leadership

A 6-Point Plan to Leapfrog to CX Leadership

For the same telco, implementation of a natural language processing interactive voice response based on a well-mapped customer journey resulted in 30 percent reduction in contact volumes.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Banking

The immersive nature of virtual reality makes the often dull world of finance more compelling for people.“How?” you might ask.Using virtual reality, banks can perform services you would get in a physical location.Virtual Reality Applications in the Financial Industry.

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionizing the Workplace

With virtual reality training, however, these skills gaps can be reduced by offering more occasions to practice different procedures and familiarizing surgeons with new technologies in a consistent and standardized way.

Woman’s Deceased Daughter “Resurrected” in VR: Unethical or the Future?

Woman’s Deceased Daughter “Resurrected” in VR: Unethical or the Future?

It’s impossible to know how much of this was rehearsed, what Jang really feels or whether this is ultimately a good or bad thing for her personally.It’s not the first time the idea of creating a digital avatar of a deceased person.

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 5

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 5

"Considering the degree to which bigger tech companies with traditionally proprietary models are incorporating open source projects, the FOSS community looks to be on course for a schism," warned Jonathan Terrasi.

The one ring -- to track your finger's location

The one ring -- to track your finger's location

Researchers at the University of Washington have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone's index finger and continuously track hand movements.

Grabbing the Cybersecurity and Privacy Problems by the Horns: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 3

Grabbing the Cybersecurity and Privacy Problems by the Horns: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 3

"Companies need to provide security awareness training for their end users to make them aware of the latest email phishing scams, CEO fraud, malware, ransomware, and viruses that are making the rounds," she said.

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

Thankfully, researchers and pediatric specialists are exploring virtual and augmented reality initiatives to improve patient care.Both children’s hospitals use VR headsets to help their young patients cope with the pain, anxiety, and stress of their treatments.

4 Inventive Examples of Virtual Reality in Education

4 Inventive Examples of Virtual Reality in Education

Having a virtual lab to ensure a safe and interactive environment for students to learn STEM subjects is certainly a great tool to possess.“By engaging in virtual lab environments like these, students can practice their skills by performing experiments and tests, all in a risk-free environment,” says Martha Ross, an educational researcher at Supreme Dissertations.

Varjo VR-2 virtual reality headset delivers “human-eye resolution”

Varjo VR-2 virtual reality headset delivers “human-eye resolution”

Boasting what its makers call human-eye resolution, the Varjo VR-2 virtual reality headset is designed with such applications firmly in mind.Utilizing the device’s eye-tracking capability, it’s also possible to select and “click upon” items within the display, simply by lingering one’s gaze upon them.

Intuitive virtual reality: Bimodal 'electronic skin' developed

Intuitive virtual reality: Bimodal 'electronic skin' developed

Through the crafty use of magnetic fields, scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Johannes Kepler University in Linz have developed the first electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli.

Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

Kim Nevelsteen wants to bridge different virtual worlds to create the Metaverse

We are currently here: The Doom/Minecraft/MUD integration was a feasibility test to verify if it is possible to link highly disparate systems without massive amounts of invasive changes to the original virtual worlds.

How social movements can use virtual worlds

How social movements can use virtual worlds

Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA).The research examined how an LGBT group used a virtual world for their own cause, which was different to its intended design.

How Facebook researchers’ realistic simulations help advance AI and AR

How Facebook researchers’ realistic simulations help advance AI and AR

AI Habitat allows researchers to put a bot into a Replica environment, so it can learn to tackle different tasks, like "go check if my laptop is on my desk in the kitchen.” These chores are simple for humans, but for machines to master them, they must recognize objects, understand language, and navigate effectively.

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

Leveraging the Tools That Fuel E-Commerce Growth

These include artificial intelligence-driven personalized experiences, augmented reality try-it-out tools, and last mile delivery innovations. Rather than taking on the responsibility of developing AI-driven data analysis, cognitive chatbots, or virtual reality technologies to drive business growth, e-commerce companies should turn to experienced yet cost-effective partners.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping the Workforce

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping the Workforce

Because it likely won't take a full-on economic crisis for companies to see the benefits that AI and automation provide, workers shouldn't wait for their jobs to be replaced but should take advantage of all opportunities to get retrained or to acquire new skills.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1 Quest Review

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1 Quest Review

That envy instantly subsided not long into Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1. Final Say: Must See. Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1 will launch alongside the Oculus Quest on May 21st.

Up For Debate - 3 years into VR, have you bought a VR headset yet?

Up For Debate - 3 years into VR, have you bought a VR headset yet?

PSVR swiftly became the bestselling premium VR headset, generating a much larger potential audience for VR developers. At times though, PSVR can feel like the anomaly, and even among PlayStation communities there was general anger that Sony’s first State of Play stream chose to focus on VR titles.

How Fintech Companies Can Leverage Augmented Reality Solutions

How Fintech Companies Can Leverage Augmented Reality Solutions

Here's how the industry-wide investment data looks like, by FinTech Global: Augmented Reality can become the edge over competitions for companies that decide to use it. Better customer experience is the most valuable benefit of augmented reality in the banking sector.

Konrad the Kitten Upgrades Kitten Count, Out Tomorrow on PS VR

Konrad the Kitten Upgrades Kitten Count, Out Tomorrow on PS VR

In the game, you need to take care of a little cat named Konrad by making him play, eat, clean himself or snooze, among many other things.

Using the Contact Center to Help Build Brand Loyalty

Using the Contact Center to Help Build Brand Loyalty

In addition to improving contact center effectiveness, mainly through providing better context, these technologies present opportunities for improving self-service support options by more intelligently applying automation to guide users to the fastest-possible resolution to common problems.

Hands and XR Interaction Design

Hands and XR Interaction Design

In VR the problem is that we’re generally focusing on objects through our hands, highlighting them through our controllers, and pressing triggers to use them, forming a point-and-shoot feedback loop not only for interacting with our environment, but other people.