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April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Azzam Edwin from Stereolabs talked about the requirements for mixing large-scale real and VR imagery. The ever-increasing capabilities of GPUs enables many possible new visual functions.. The recent release of consumer-level VR viewers is fine for small scale, private viewing, but suffers from the need for external [...]

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Lutz Lotta from Lucas Film talked about the ILMX lab where work progresses in their VR developments. The creators of Oscar-wining media and technologies are finding that VR is very challenging. For most media, the key aspect is the story, which requires artists and technologists to work [...]

October 25, 2013, Robo Business, Santa Clara, CA—Yoky Matsuoka from Nest talked about the evolution of technologies that lead to greater automation. The thermostat is one example of this trend of humans, devices, and how they work together. The differences between robots and thermostats are not that great. As more technology gets integrated into the [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Tim Kelliher from Movea talked about adding motion control to TV to allow the smarter TV to change the user interface and increase interactions. Increasingly, the user interface is deemed outmoded as people have become accustomed to the tablet and smart phone interfaces. [...]

July 11, 2013, Motion Tracking Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—Herbie Kim and Josh Rabinowitz from Articulate described their efforts in integrating sensors into remote patient monitoring and assistance packages. They consider a combination of sensors and stimulators can provide benefits that exceed the contributions of either separately. As the population ages, we are seeing two disparate [...]

July 11, 2013, Motion Tracking Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—Behrooz Abdi from Invensense the efforts and innovation needed to scale and integrate full platforms for our daily lives. The move towards motion tracking differs from simple motion sensing in requirements for accuracy and stability. The motion sensing market is growing with many more apps becoming available. [...]

 June 14, 2012, Invensense Motion Interface Developers’ Conference, San Francisco—James Lim from Invensense detailed the requirements for embedding motion sensors into new applications. Starting with the basics, table 1 indicates the various categories of motion sensors and their primary characteristics.   Table 1: Basic sensor characteristics Sensor Measurement Error Source Accuracy Gyroscope Angular Rate of [...]

 May 3, 2011 – San Jose, CA – Kionix, the 3rd largest company in the MEMS and Sensor industry, was visiting the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose in April. The ESC show was focusing on mobile and embedded computing and display, and Kionix was meeting with both design customers and supply chain partners regarding [...]