I think the Oculus Rift VR headset has really made big improvements in the VR space. One of the key things it has solved is motion blur which caused discomfort for users previously. They have a developers SDK and kit which I am tempted to run some tests with. I see some interesting applications for interactive storytelling and also training specific skills. Oculus website here and some info about its potential from Wired here

Sony’s SmartBand seems quite versatile and a decent competitor to FitBit and the JawboneUP. It will be interesting to see how this goes and also if they add iOS support soon.

This is an interesting product due to launch soon which places a sensor on the ankle for tracking movement and impact. They also have a SDK available to use the product for other items.

January 5, 2014 Computing, Design, Hardware, Sensors, Software

Really nice installations from Philips OLED labs

Philips Lumiblade 2012 from Dezeen on Vimeo.

A very interesting presentation from Leah Buechley from MIT on paper based electronics using conductive ink. I believe this could be used in future packaging for smart notifications when products are running low.

Matt Rogers worked at Apple through a lot of really cool developments including the iPhone and its easy to see this approach taken in his Nest thermostat start-up business.

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

A freaky look at what might be in store for the future

A fantastic Ted Talk from Marc Goodman looking at how criminals and hackers were using technology to help their crimes and looks at ways this might evolve in the future.


Tweetfuel from Stinkdigital on Vimeo.

I love this idea from StinkDigital combining Twitter and the Nike Fuel Band – just a very clever and fun use of technology.