Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. Accessibility is often used to focus on people with disabilities or special needs and their right of access to entities, often through use of assistive technology.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. The current release (stable) version is 2.60, and was released on October 19, 2011. Blender's features include 3D modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing.
Official Site: http://www.blender.org
Brekel Kinect is an application using a Microsoft Kinect, and PrimeSense’s OpenNI and NITE. It allows you to capture 3D objects and export them to disk for use in 3D packages. As well as do skeleton tracking which can be streamed into Autodesk’s MotionBuilder in realtime, or exported as BVH files.
Official Site: http://www.brekel.com/
Digital art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process. Since the 1970s, various names have been used to describe the process including computer art and multimedia art, and digital art is itself placed under the larger umbrella term new media art.
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in south London, England. Its overall sound has been described as "tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals"
Evoluce software enables multi-gesture interaction with 3D depth-sensing technology. Evoluce demonstrated Windows 7 applications being controlled and interacted with for the first time ever in conjunction with Microsoft Kinect and will release software to control your PC with multiple gestures soon. Direct and intuitive interfaces using 3D-sensing open the door to a myriad of possibilities for interacting with a variety of applications in gaming, consumer electronics, office, education, point of sale and medical systems.
Official Site: evoluce.com
FAAST is middleware to facilitate integration of full-body control with games and VR applications. The toolkit relies upon software from OpenNI and PrimeSense to track the user’s motion using the PrimeSensor or the Microsoft Kinect sensors. FAAST includes a custom VRPN server to stream the user’s skeleton over a network, allowing VR applications to read the skeletal joints as trackers using any VRPN client. Additionally, the toolkit can also emulate keyboard input triggered by body posture and specific gestures. This allows the user add custom body-based control mechanisms to existing off-the-shelf games that do not provide official support for depth sensors.
Official Site: http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/
Official Site: http://fabric-engine.com/
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