3D Interactive Tech Talk – Google GLASS, 2D to 3D, Full Body Learning

Welcome to our recurring post, 3D Interactive Tech Talk, highlighting how interactive technology is being used right now and where it’s headed.

Recording hands-on activities with Google Glass

One small business is using Google Glass to help improve customer service and identify training opportunities, by having employees wear Glass while working. What kind of high-tech company is doing this? Capriotti’s sandwich shop.

The interactive, hands free technology allows workers to view instructional videos as they perform the actions (making sandwiches) – and it offers management the unique ability to see events through the worker’s eyes when recording customer interactions.

The implications, once this catches on, are limitless.

Pulling 3D models from 2D photos

This one is a bit ahead of its time, but the logic behind it is solid. Ever wish you could magic 3D models from 2D photos? Well, if you were using this technology you could – and you could also easily manipulate those images as well.

But although the video makes it look fairly simple, the technology still has a way to go when it comes to recreating accurate models, but this is certainly a great start, offering tons of potential to early creators.

Full Body Learning

The latest trend in learning isn’t interacting on Twitter via iPad, it’s the discovery of the benefits of “full body learning.” Intuitively, we know that learning by doing trumps learning by listening any day – and the latest video game technology has made this all the more obvious. Smart and socially conscious technology advocates are embracing and sharing this mantra and it’s starting to catch on – and with good reason (see page 75 of slide deck).

KPCB Internet Trends 2012

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