Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping new, novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Their innovations have been designed to improve and enrich our personal and professional lives, making it easier to create, communicate, collaborate and even cook. Here are 10 inventions that enhance human-computer interactions, improve the in-store shopping experience, and even help us kick bad habits.
Natan Linder, Yoav Reches and Ilya Tsekov have reimagined the product displays you see in stores for tech savvy, connected shoppers. Their
interactive product display counter gives shoppers product information and Web access so that they can read reviews and do additional research on
the products they're interested in purchasing. The Augmented Product Counter can also connect shoppers to sales people via video conferencing. LuminAR technology, which
consists of a Pico-projector, camera and wireless computer, powers the Augmented Product Counter.
The state of the high tech services industry is in flux as never before. With changing patterns of software/solution consumption and pressure on traditional service delivery models increasing, many leaders "get it" and want to move services forward.
Guy Chiarello CIO, was quoted in the press saying "JPMorgan Chase needed an enterprise grade private cloud solution to accelerate our time to market for applications, improve our infrastructure efficiency and increase our developer productivity."
Technology is now intertwined with nearly every aspect of business. Information technology is not only pervasive; it is fast becoming a primary driver of market differentiation, business growth, and profitability.
Microsoft's full-scale model home of the future may seem like science fiction, but interactive bedrooms, dishes that charge cellphones, sensors that notify you when plants need water, and kitchen counters that read your recipes may be close to reality in a world where social and interactive technology moves at lightning speed. Welcome to The Microsoft Home, where no wall or table in the house is safe from being a digital device.