“A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the […]
“Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment.” https://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2019/new_technology_uses_lasers_to_transmit_audible_mes/ https://phys.org/news/2019-01-technology-lasers-transmit-audible-messages.html https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19051435
Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.
Electrodes on the face and jaw pick up otherwise undetectable neuromuscular signals triggered by internal verbalizations. https://news.mit.edu/2018/computer-system-transcribes-words-users-speak-silently-0404
It’s too bad, they looked cool. https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/18/17255354/intel-vaunt-shut-down
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16966530/intel-vaunt-smart-glasses-announced-ar-video These glasses from Intel look very innovative and I’m anticipating signing up for a developer kit if and when they become available.
Read more about a virtual reality glove from HaptX that lets you feel things: HaptX VR glove makes the virtual feel real – CNET