Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 Technology

Latest Invention: Technology That Allows Users to See Through Walls and Melt Objects


If you like this invention you can vote for it.Researchers from the University of South Australia in collaboration with Nokia started working on one of their latest inventions that would make it possible for users of cell phones to see through walls.

Their latest invention makes use of augmented reality (AR), being able to overlay graphics on top of real the video. The AR system comes in three types: X-ray Vision, Meltvision and Distortvision.

According to Dr Christian Sandor, Director of the Magic Vision Lab at UniSA, users prefer Meltvision over X-ray vision, due to a more appealing look, where structures appear to melt away. As for Distortvision, it changes the mobile video picture so that the objects that cannot be seen "bent" so the person could see them in the image.

It would be interesting to note that the researchers have also been working on an invention that would make it possible for users to see and sense virtual objects. The new technology is called Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality and it allows an individual to manipulate a 3D object by making use of a head mounted screen and touch-based gadgets.

Dr Christian Sandor explains: "The current method for prototyping involves the development of a 3D design using a computer, which can be viewed on screen or printed out in what is a relatively static presentation."

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//21 Dec 19, 2010 06:11 PM | posted by: COOL
give more info. it's amazing!!!
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//20 Dec 05, 2010 02:07 PM | posted by: manish
it was nice to watch...
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//19 Dec 04, 2010 09:56 PM | posted by: diego
if all latest tech is dangerous to us people... wanna go back using rock age? just let it stay in the right hand..
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//18 Nov 10, 2010 02:19 AM | posted by: dginoantonio@yahoo@com
The device is high tech but please before your company market it in the public pass a law that will protect bthe consumer and non user's privacy.

- I think nasa has already created that kind of device.why dont your company create a communication device that is control and commanded by human minds and not through fingers for the disable persons.
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//17 Nov 05, 2010 12:34 AM | posted by: ugokings
I'm pleased 2 hear abt dis technological invention, 1 good thing abt dis, is dat we as d end users can be higly upgraded in new techs. Bt d bad side of it, is dat privecy cn nt be meinteind any longr btwn of offices nd families whn dis device are d hands of notorius people. Pls let be made 4 gvt security officails.
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//16 Oct 05, 2010 03:17 PM | posted by: yohan
this is really wrong its fake its not true this thing is computerized how can this be i saw the cursor for the computer this thing is fake duh its FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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//15 Sep 20, 2010 12:27 PM | posted by: kuber
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//13 Aug 25, 2010 05:38 PM | posted by: freeagain
Is this possiable... i cant belive...
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//12 Aug 01, 2010 07:37 AM | posted by: sun
in one way its good and in one ways its not good
for good minded people they wil use it for pupose for corrupted mind people wil use it for bad purpose.
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//11 Jul 23, 2010 06:48 AM | posted by: Marc
Haha.. How is this dangerous or disastrous in any way? People believe anything and everything that they see.. it's rediculous. "Augmented reality"... Any body ever heard of a breast augmentation? It's when they "augment" your breasts LOL. "Augmented reality" is a fancy way of saying that they take what's real, and "augment" it by adding/modifying so that the final product looks more like what you want it to look like. They even tell you in the video, when you stick the helmit on and look around, it "gathers" data/pictures/images and when you want to use "x-ray vision," the software simply makes the "real object" transparent and overlays another image on top.. creating the illusion that you are seeing what's behind the wall. But, in reality, you are only seeing an image that the camera has previously seen and stored.. so that wall in reality could have 50 naked chicks hangin out behind it, but of course you wouldn't see that. So.. no, you can't really see in X-ray vision. "Augmented reality"... "modified reality".. same thing. Reality is, welll.. REAL. As soon as you take something that's real and change, modity, augment.. whatever you want to call it, it's no longer "real."
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//10 Jul 19, 2010 12:10 PM | posted by: jaydeep
it is good so-so but i cant under stand what is the behind it?
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//9 Jul 18, 2010 01:50 AM | posted by: Anees
but wall is made to not see ahead
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//8 Jun 09, 2010 10:36 AM | posted by: james
who is the one invented this spicify the names
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//7 Jun 05, 2010 06:49 PM | posted by: PARV
Its really just amazing invention done by University of South Australia
it came be useful 4 defence purpose of country
it should not fo public use!!!!!!!!!!
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//6 May 23, 2010 03:08 PM | posted by: prabin pathak
The invention is quite intresting but this invention will open the secrets which is being done in four walls.
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//5 May 17, 2010 10:45 AM | posted by: varun
it is stiill gud
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//4 May 10, 2010 12:42 AM | posted by: danish
thats a very differ type of discovery i think it is not bad
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//3 May 09, 2010 10:42 PM | posted by: something
wow, thats cool. i would love 1 of those things.i can't believe it can see through walls. Can't wait.
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//2 May 05, 2010 10:00 PM | posted by: Zark
I don't want to cause any trouble but like some countries may
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equipped to a sattelite could be disastrous and could ease
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//1 Apr 30, 2010 10:03 PM | posted by: Free
I think this technology is very dangerous in the society, i am not against using these devices in the military or for special missions, but for the public this is rather bizaar, sick people will go wild with this, imagine that no privacy can be retained in ones life, unless yeh ofcourse invent something to block it!!! bottom line NOT FOR PUBLIC USE!!

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