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Research subjects needed – Warped reality

We are looking for volunteers to participate in an experiment to test the comfort and usability of a head-worn warped reality device that allows the user to see around corners, using the Google Cardboard and Google Project Tango Tablet. Subjects will be asked to do a virtual egg hunt to help us judge whether or […]

Research subjects needed – Augmented Reality User Interfaces

We are looking for volunteers to participate in an experiment to test the usability of different user interfaces for head-worn augmented reality applications. For our study you would be asked to sort decks of cards, while wearing an Oculus Rift VR headset that provides you with assistance. This experiment will take approximately 30 min and […]

One day with HoloLens

The AR Center’s HoloLens arrived yesterday at noon, so I thought I’d write a few quick notes about my impressions so far. Headline: Everyone who tries it is impressed, and excited. I’ve had students, administrative assistants, colleagues, and our community relations person all try it out. Some like it more than others, but most people […]

OVRVision and Unity3D tips

We are using the Oculus Rift for some see-through AR work, and we’ve selected the OVRVision camera for our project. This is a very easy solution because it comes with a custom 3D-printed mount to attach it to the USB port built into the Oculus Rift DK2. (Buy on Amazon, or get more info). Here […]

Computer colors aren’t consistent

Did you know that there is more than one definition of “yellow”? When we say “yellow” we typically mean a pure monochromatic light with a wavelength of about 570nm. But when you see “yellow” a computer screen, it isn’t a monochromatic light. Instead, your screen emits red and green light. Because of the way we […]

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ASSETS14: Color via Pattern

We are very excited to present our first pilot project on assistive technologies for people with color vision deficiencies. Matt Herbst is presenting a poster on his Masters project, CvP, on Tuesday. The key insight is that what we are really trying to do is to visualize 3-dimensional color information for users that only perceive […]