Those with hearing impairments do not use the same audio cues that are typically used in everyday communication. HoloCaptions provides real-life closed captioning using speech-to-text API's and leverages facial recognition with Microsoft Hololens.
Into the Mountains: A VR Language Immersion Experience
This program is an immersive language learning adventure. Your mysterious orb host will guide you through beautiful, striking levels as you discover who this mysterious child is and how she is connected to you and where to find her. It is fully in the chosen language with no translations, and you will surprise yourself as you continue through levels of the amount of words and phrases you will begin to recognize through full immersion and repetition of phrases and words in levels.
Team: Alfredo Barzola, Katy Hamilton, Kiera Johnson, Matt Maes, Viraj Rai
KickALZ is a VR experience created for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which combines aspects of music, reminiscence, and sensory therapies. Users enter a landscape and proceed on a journey where they plant and engage with memory flowers. Voice dialogue is encouraged and Watson Voice Recognition is used to generate a sentiment analysis which can be used as a diagnostic tool. At the end of the journey, the user is able to relax in their personal memory garden, viewing photos and messages from their loved ones.
Team: Jacob Hamman, Alice Kra, Akshay Mohan, Meredith Wilson, Dig Vijay Kumar Yarlagadda
We can all relate to the experience of sitting down to make progress on a task - whether reading a book, writing a proposal, or clearing through email - only to find ourselves wandering away from the work at hand. 'Focus' is a mixed reality application built for HoloLens that promotes positive attention and focus. The user begins by dynamically wrapping their work in a 'zone of focus.' If the user becomes distracted from their task, their attention is gently guided back to their prioritized activity.
We built a model of Greenland from real data that have been collected via satellite and airborne missions. We move around the surface of Greenland in a plane, the way that the majority of data are collected, pointing out important features along the way. We also take you below the ice, so you can discover a place that hasn't seen the atmosphere in over 100,000 years!
Team: Alexandra Boghosian, Shaashwat Sharma, Qiushuo Wang, Michael Wissner
HoloCity allows users to experience real-time simulation of housing and transportation through use of a Hololens. Different colors and sizes of the LEGO blocks represent various types of zoning, such as commercial, residential, government, and nature. Flow and density of traffic in an area is visualized through the color and scale of drawn magnetic fields. Other properties such as capacity, walkability between vehicles and buildings, and many more attributes can be easily presented and understood. This has direct applications both for governments in the sense of city planning, communities for envisioning future projects, and for individuals looking to find the perfect neighborhood to call home.