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1 Ambient Interfaces Pekka Valtonen

2 Direct Brain-Machine-interface One of the Holy Grails of technology. STRENGTHS: total ease of use, endless possibilities, usable by nearly everyone. WEAKNESSES: technology still unavailable. OPPORTUNITIES: increased positive results THREATS: Possibly requires invasive procedures. Also, Crye Industries is one of the companies developing BMI.

3 (BMI continues) A MONKEY with wires into its brain is operating a robotic hand by thought. Freaky shit provided by Schwartz lab, University of Pittsburgh.

4 Brainloop A simplified, downtoned version of ”monkey- of-doom”- system to use BMI as interface. Reads neural patterns such as ”I am moving my left hand” and uses them to move objects on interface.

5 Brainloop (continues) STRENGTHS: external tinfoilhat-like sensors, does not require stuff inside skull. WEAKNESSES: requires some learning and concentration, practical solutions yet limited. OPPORTUNITIES: if sensors smallened, usable for computer interaction on home use. THREATS: technology still on development.

6 Wearable retinal interface Wearable Heads Up Display (HUD), web broser, microphone. The images above are about ten times the size of current models.

7 Wearable retinal interface STRENGTHS: soon to be adaptable to fit eyewear such as eyeglasses, shades and monocles. May even bring monocles back! Weaknesses: primitive compared to augmented contact lenses. Opportunities: with headset, allows total reckless drive-while-chat! Threats: relatively expensive tech.

8 AUGMENTED REALITY LENS contact-lens/0

9 Augmented Reality contact lens A normal-sized contact lens which works as a personal HUD (Heads-up-display) STRENGTHS: awesome technology, in concept an idea that people have learned on sci-fi for over 40 years. WEAKNESSES: Cost- and health- related issues. OPPORTUNITIES&THREATS: couple up with BMI and military money, hello terminator!

10 Pain Vest User feedback interface for video games. Provides the user the fun sensational feedback of ”that guy just shot you in the back with a shotgun” Already in use. Space-FPS-Vest Space-FPS-Vest

11 Pain Vest (continues) STRENGTHS: provides fun addition to gamers with too much money, can be used for military simulations. WEAKNESSES: isnt really that groundbreaking or usable. OPPORTUNITIES: lots of money lying around on video games.. THREATS: very limited use, expensive unit cost.

12 Microsoft Surface ault.aspx ault.aspx Multitouch touchscreen interface. FUN.

13 Microsoft Surface (continues) STRENGTHS: existing tech, easy to use. WEAKNESSES: expensive OPPORTUNITIES: as an embedded interface useful and fast to use THREATS: just one multitouch system among many.


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