Listen now: Measuring Fitness with Computer Vision
Use computers and cameras to track your fitness progress. Machines will one day be able to tell you how effectively your weight loss plan is going, simply by looking at you with a stereo camera. Here, we entertain some of the possible ways this might work.
Listen now: World Water Fight
Gregg Hilferding joins the show to talk about an excellent summer fun event, called World Water Fight, happening August 9th 2014. Get together in the park and fight your friends with water guns. And because we’re geeks, we’re taking it a step farther and considering concepts for modifying drones to be self-targeting water bombers. Check out http://worldwaterfight.com for more info
Listen now: Tricorder Xprize
Tracy Ingram joins the show to talk about wearable devices and personal medical data in the cloud. Tracy and his team have advanced to the second round of the Xprize challenge to build handheld medical scanning technology, much like Star Trek tricorders.
Listen now: Invisible Apps
As mobile technology dominates the digital landscape, we are now starting to see evidence that application design is taking second place to service design. Interactions are no longer bound to a single isolated experience. Instead, they span multiple platforms, from laptop to mobile to wearable device across time and space.