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Eye Tracking for Digital Installations

We’re always looking for ways to sense what visitors are doing so that our digital experiences can react in ways beyond what people are used to seeing from their consumer devices. There isn’t yet a way to tap right into what people are thinking, but there is a new way to at least tell what…

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Ideum’s Tangible Engine SDK

We've used and recommended Ideum's all-in-one touch tables a few times and have been happy with their performance as well as the customer service from the company. Some of the Ideum team were in our neighborhood recently so we invited them to the studio to catch up on what we were all up to, but…

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Depth Sensor Shootout Update

The Stimulant Depth Sensor Shootout has grown to ten different cameras, now including the Intel RealSense SR300 (much improved over the previous generation) and the exciting new Orbbec Persee (which includes a full ARM SOC in the package). Check out our comparison to see what new possibilities these devices open up for interactive installations.

Depth Sensor Shootout

(Updated Dec 23 2016) Stimulant’s mission is to create “smart spaces” which engage visitors in ways that can’t be duplicated with devices they have in their home or their pocket. We achieve this through a variety of sensors and cameras feeding data into custom software, running on bespoke computing hardware, and outputting to any number…

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HoloLens Prototypes from the Stimulab

If you’ve been following this blog or our Twitter feed, you’ll know Stimulant was included in the first wave of deliveries for the HoloLens developer edition. Unlike some of the gadgets that come our way, this one definitely hasn’t been sitting around in a drawer. We’ve got four rough experiments to share with you, some…

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HTC Vive: First Impressions

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Stimulant as the AR/VR hardware we pre-ordered months ago has finally started shipping. While we’re still in the midst of getting our hands dirty with HoloLens, we just received the long-awaited HTC Vive last week! Vive has been creating a lot of buzz with Lighthouse, the ingenious 3D…

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