3D glasses

  • DFKI and Hitachi jointly develop AI technology for human activity recognition of workers

    Workflow of human activity recognition. Hitachi

    ...using wearable devices. With view to utilizing AI to assist operations and prevent human error in manufacturing. Germany and Japan, March 8, 2017 - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, “DFKI“) and Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) today announced the joint development of AI (artificial intelligence) technology for human activity recongnition of workers using wearable devices. The AI technology performs real-time recognition of workers’ activities by integrating technology in eye-tracking glasses (1) to recognize gazed objects with technology in armband devices to recognize action. The recognition ability of each activity is achieved by having the AI understand the tools or parts used at the production site as well as anticipated actions through Deep Learning (2). DFKI and Hitachi will use this newly developed AI technology to assist operations and prevent human error, to contribute to enhancing quality and efficiency on the front line of manufacturing.

  • Enjoying Virtual-reality-entertainment Without Headache or Motion Sickness

    1“ 120Hz WUXGA OLED microdisplay. © Fraunhofer FEP

    Scientists from Fraunhofer FEP developped a large-area high-resolution low-power OLED microdisplay with high framerates. The use of these microdisplays in VR glasses can help to avoid motion sickness. The new displays can be seen at awe europe in Munich/ Germany from October 18 to 19, 2018 at booth no. 322.

  • Interior Designer with 3D Glasses - Where are the Best Places?

    Special 3D glasses allow the user to immerse into the three dimensional interior design of a virtual model of a production facility.

    Many of today’s products and production processes are created, tested and optimized in the digital world. But until recently, owing to their complexity, this was not true for factories. Now, researchers from Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) have developed a tool that visualizes production facilities in 3D – a development that, by making processes transparent, helps to avoid expensive planning errors. About one year ago, CT researchers presented their visualization concept at Siemens’ Digitalization Day. That’s when they encountered Philipp Bierschneider from the Digital Factory Division, which is located in Amberg, Germany.

  • Scientist From the University of Stuttgart Reveal Switching Mechanism of Plasmonic Pixels Based on Magnesium

    Visualization of the topography of magnesium with nanometer resolution covered with an optical scattering phase map showing hydrogenated and unhydrogenated areas. University of Stuttgart

    Future display technologies such as virtual and augmented reality require higher pixel resolutions and optical contrast. However, the potential of state-of-the-art displays is limited by the individual pixel size to achieve necessary resolution. Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have now succeeded to observe switching processes at previously unattained nanometer resolution. It opens the door towards new and innovative ultra-high-resolution displays of the future. The journal Science Advances reports their groundbreaking work in its issue of May 08, 2020.

  • Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality environments and robots can help surgeons prepare for challenging operations. Viktoria Stoiser

    The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons. To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology are developing a dynamic hip implant simulator. Users see the scene in virtual reality and operate surgical instruments connected to a robot.
    Joint press release from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz University of Technology
    The growing number of older people worldwide is leading to an increase in hip implants and other joint replacement operations. This also increases the need for highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, but the practical training of these operations is very difficult to carry out.

  • Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection

    3D image of a multifunctional building.

    Technological advances in mobile laser scanning have substantially increased the quality of 3D measurements in recent years and made possible new applications. Over one hundred mobile laser scanning experts gathered at Fraunhofer IPM’s international MoLaS Mobile Laser Scanning Technology Workshop to discuss the state of the art, applications and new products. Mobile laser scanning has developed to become one of the most important technologies for the 3D mapping of objects. Installed on measurement cars or trains, on aircrafts or ships, laser scanners measure large areas without physical contact. The measurement data can be used to create a highly detailed 3D image of the environment which may be almost photo-realistic depending on measuring conditions. Mobile laser scanners measure extremely fast, ever-more efficiently and precisely thanks to technological advances. Some units are now so small and lightweight that they can be used on drones.