Testing Google Glass for Mars navigation

‘OK glass, open the fridge,’ our cameraman Filip Koubek is standing in the kitchen area of our approximately 25 square metre living/working room with a pair of plastic shades on his nose, messing around. It was a couple of days ago when we first tested Google’s hottest innovation – the wearable Google Glass gadget – and the ‘OK, glass’ phrase, used for command confirmation, really stuck with us. Our crew’s commander and a Florida-Institute-of-Technology-based extreme environments architect Ondrej Doule brought a Google Glass set for an ergonomics study that would try to assess its usability when integrated into a space … Continue reading Testing Google Glass for Mars navigation

Train with the England Six Nations rugby team with @Oculus_Rift virtual reality headset technology – an annotated graphic

Love rugby, hate pain? Virtual reality technology is your friend. Network provider O2 has created ‘Wear the Rose’, which allows fans to train with the England rugby team in an immersive 360-degree sports experience. The concept uses Oculus Rift virtual reality headset technology to transport users to the training pitch, where they will experience what it’s like to be part of the England team, whether its listening to a team talk from captain Chris Robshaw, getting tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receiving a pass from fullback Mike Brown. Released to coincide with the Six Nations competition, the multi-sensory experience … Continue reading Train with the England Six Nations rugby team with @Oculus_Rift virtual reality headset technology – an annotated graphic