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October 2nd, 2012
by Dawn Goetter
There are a lot of 50 year anniversaries this year popping up around me. Having debuted at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, the Space Needle is honoring its 50th birthday by returning the needle to its original galaxy gold color and hosting numerous events throughout the year. Last week as we noted on our Facebook page, the Society for Information Display celebrated its 50th anniversary, and this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the laser semiconductor. We are marking this milestone year by sponsoring the IEEE Photonics Society’s 23rd International Semiconductor Laser Conference in San Diego October 7-10. With an international roster of speakers from business and the academic world it promises to be an in depth discussion of the latest developments in semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and LEDs.
To help us commemorate these 50 year milestones in the display and laser industries, visit with us if you happen to be in San Diego for the IEEE Laser Conference or if you are in Detroit October 18-19 at SID Vehicle Display where we are also exhibiting. And of course if business or pleasure travel brings you to Seattle, be sure to take a ride to the top of the Space Needle. Whatever color it is, the view is amazing and the fun of eating in a revolving restaurant never gets old.
August 7th, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing
We’ve seen a lot of cool applications of MicroVision’s PicoP technology lately, and On Patient Imaging from Andrew B. Holbrook of the Kim Butts Pauly Lab at Stanford University is especially intriguing. Using MicroVision’s PicoP® Evaluation Kit, Holbrook created On Patient Imaging to display Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) directly on a patient’s body.
Not only can patients better understand and contextualize body scan information seeing it superimposed over the area in question, but advanced applications could help the precision and speed of actual medical procedures. For example, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) uses external transducers to heat and rapidly destroy pathogenic tissue, including tumors and fibroids, and having medical images displayed directly on patients’ bodies will help ensure their speedy and precise placement.
MicroVision PicoP technology is an ideal solution for these kinds of applications due to its ability to project always-in-focus images on any type of surface, including curved surfaces like the human body. While On Patient Imaging isn’t the first PicoP project to use the human body as a display surface (we think that kudos goes to Skinput by Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research), it demonstrates a great application that could offer tremendous benefits to both sides of the healthcare industry—patients and doctors.
Check out the pictures below.
August 1st, 2011
by MicroVision Marketing
Check out this project. A little company by the name of Disney has been capturing quite a bit of attention with their new research project called MotionBeam, a gaming platform that utilizes MicroVision’s PicoP technology to display images that are always in focus, even in constant motion, allowing gamers to break free from the fixed screen.
Recently, Disney Research group partnered with students from Carnegie Melon to create MotionBeam, which uses a MicroVision SHOWWX, an iPod touch and microcontroller-sensor unit so users can guide and interact with their characters, similar to MicroVision’s own Sultan’s Rings and Project Tuatara.
According to the MotionBeam site, “Developing new interfaces for handheld projectors opens up a range of possibilities for interactive experiences in both work and play.” We agree, and it is great to see other companies demonstrating future possibilities with MicroVision technology.
Check out this video and let us know what you think:
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