Sign Language Translation Ring
Sign language is a truly amazing form of communication, but unless you know it yourself you really need a translator to bridge the divide between speaker and listener. The sign language ring employs accelerometer like technology, and 6 rings and a bracelet, which are placed on the signers’ digits and wrist. Together they create a system that translates common signs into spoken language and opens up new opportunities for the deaf or hearing impaired.
Mapping Donations In The Philippines
In a new take on collecting donations - Belgian 12-12 consortium have developed Haiyan2121 to help the victims of the typhoons in the Philippines. The user experience is a clever one because it brings donations to life by tying them to specific geo-locations. To donate, one simply highlights an area on a map depicting aftermath and devastation, and by adding funds to that areas on the same map a rejuvenated area is revealed, this allows the contributor to get a true sense of where, and what impact the contributions will have.
Experience John Lennon With The Bermuda Tapes
John Lennon once famously said “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination”, and its possible that this statement could well have been a source of the inspiration for the creation of the ‘Bermuda Tapes’. The ‘Bermuda Tapes’ is an immersive AR and design application that takes the music of John Lennon and pairs it with stunning interactive illustration capturing his journey and memoirs about a trip to Bermuda in the 1960’s. The output is both beautiful and technically marvelous.
21st Century Smoke Machine
Heineken love to be the centre of the party. They’ve designed cubs and bottles that glow and pulse with the music, and now that have developed a new tool to help a DJ’s create a very unique atmosphere. Working with a perfume expert and an ambassador DJ they came up with Scenthesizer an advanced smoke machine that emits custom scents into the crowd and which are aligned to the music and controlled by the DJ.
Beer Bot Barman
As anyone who has ever had the privilege of working behind a bar will attest, the art of pouring a perfect beer is something that takes more than a little practice. Japanese beer maker Asahi decided to address this problem by creating a robot barman, the robot is able to pour up to 6 beers at once, each glass taking roughly 12 seconds to fill. We hope Asahi now turns their attention to the next big bar room problem; who was next in line?
Rap Stats Tells Us What’s Trending In Rhyme
What truer barometer of culture is there than popular music? Better still there’s rap music. Rap, with its unique sense of place and style, bluster and sheer abundance of lyrics – it’s almost the perfect reference for what’s notable in the world. Rap Genius is a publication dedicated to rap lyrics and they developed RapStats a semantic analysis tool that allows you to pick out trends for literally anything going back three decades.