Ever wanted to see the invisible, and hear the silent? So has Tim Bouckley and a team of students at the Royal College of Arts in London, who have created two pieces of experimental equipment to vastly improve your senses of sight and sound. These two devices combine Project Eidos, in no way related to this Eidos.
Advances in the restoration of vision have been fascinating to see, pardon the pun. Argus II relies on an external camera mounted to a pair of glasses, powered by an external processor. However, the Alpha IMS system, Developed by researchers at the University of Tübingen, Germany, uses electrodes placed within the patient's retina, re-engineering the human eye into a prosthetic.
As part of its annual '5 in 5' predictions feature (in which the brightest minds and forward-thinking individuals of the company second-guess the future of technology), IBM presents the “five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years.” Over the coming years, computer hardware will develop the five senses...
Wearable computing is close to part of the technological mainstream. Google are just two years off releasing Glass, and Apple have begun filing patents to ensure yet another campaign in the courts throughout the life of augmented reality. But what is the future of this emerging technology?
The answer could be rather dystopian, as a short film produced by a group of Israeli shows.