Latest 3D publications

HoloLens for developers available for pre-order

Microsoft’s HoloLens, touted as the world’s ‘first and only fully untethered holographic computer’ is available today for pre-order and will ship on March 30. The HoloLens Development Edition is available for purchase to qualified developer applicants and will cost $3,000. While the augmented-reality headset is still far from a commercial release to consumers, Microsoft will… Read More

EEG feedback offers interesting possibilities for virtual reality

A new paper from the University of Memphis examines the potential of consumer-grade EEG equipment to provide meaningful and accurate recognition of the wearer’s mental state, opening up possibilities not only for useful medical or health-oriented implementations, but of incorporating similar sensors into virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) headsets, permitting extraordinary scope for… Read More

3D printing technique uses ultrasound to produce complex composites

A research team has designed a new style of 3D printing which is able to print combined materials using ultrasonic waves. The engineers, based at the University of Bristol, demonstrated the novel method in which ultrasound is used to position millions of microscopic glass fibres into a tiny reinforcement framework. The layer is then placed… Read More

1,000 times more accurate 3D imaging, for your smartphone camera

Researchers looking to improve the resolution of 3D imaging devices [PDF] have claimed that by manipulating the polarisation of light they can increase quality by as much as 1,000 times. The team, based at MIT, hopes that the technology can be used to produce high-quality 3D cameras built into mobile devices, and to enable photographed objects… Read More

3D motion sensing technique uses lasers to track any object

Researchers at The University of Tokyo have revealed a new 3D motion sensing technique which uses multiplexed lasers to detect an object’s movement without prior knowledge of its shape or texture. The team, based at the university’s Ishikawa Watanabe Lab, explained that current object motion is recorded and used in various applications, with a diverse range of… Read More