First-to-market biometric payment system scans your hand of it’s vein layout to identify the customer and their account.
To those unfamiliar with vein biometrics, the way your veins are structured around your body are more unique than a fingerprint, therefore considered a far more accurate form of personal identification - video from the University of Lund, Sweden below:
Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.
Link to Quixter’s website can be found here
The Mask Mirror is a handmade electronics, software and craft project, made in one afternoon early in 2012. The mirror works using a webcam, a simple Jitter patch and an Arduino. It tracks a person’s head movements and reflects them in the movement of a mask.
Virtual Cadavers Offer New Opportunities In Medicine
Computer-generated models are starting to let researchers and students peer into the body without needing a real human stretched out before them.
Virtual dissection tables have been built at places like Stanford and the University of Calgary. Now University of Michigan computer scientists and biologists have taken the technology another step forward, using projectors, joysticks and 3-D equipment to build a floating holographic human that users can dissect, manipulate and put back together as they wish.
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This massive installation for 300 speakers, player piano and vacuum cleaner was developed during an AHRC-funded residency at Beaconsfield Gallery in London and subsequently became the first piece of sound art in the Saatchi collection and showed at the Saatchi Gallery from June to October 2010. Brandon Labelle writes that the piece “creates a soft balance between order and chaos, organization and its rupture”.
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A Max For Live device to control any Ableton Live parameter moving hands and fingers in 3D space using the Leap Motion.