The Biomotion Lab at Queen’s University in Ontario is running an experiment to figure out what cues people use to tell the sex of a moving figure. You can help! Watch the line-and-dot animations they’ve created, and telling them whether you think each figure is a man or a woman.
By attaching LED lights to people and paddles, photographer Stephen Orlando traces the movements necessary to move bodies, kayaks, and canoes through water. The top photo shows the sweep of a canoe paddle.
You're sitting still, right? Wrong. When it comes to how fast you're moving right this instant, everything is relative.
If your workouts never quite gel with your soundtrack, help may soon be at hand. The Guardian is reporting that Spotify has plans to measure heart rate and motion to help choose you the perfect playlist for any situation.
Life moves fast. Sometimes it even feels like a blur. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, we're celebrating the speed of life.
The new Kinect is kind of awesome. Just by the numbers, it's a huge upgrade. You can see (most of) the full walkthrough we saw just a bit ago here at Microsoft's Redmond campus in the video above. Parts are jaw-dropping.
When you see people or things, there's literally always more than meets the eye—a person's heart rate and blood flow or slight movements in an object, for example. But most of that is invisible to us! Maybe not for long. A team of MIT scientists have managed to reveal those invisible motions in video. It's fascinating.
Vi Hart, the soothing voice behind stop motion science-y explanations, is back at it again. In her latest video, she's showing you sound. Yup, she draws, annotates, illustrates, plays notes and visualizes every little nit and grit there is to know.
Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral is, if executed correctly, quite possibly the future of gaming. It might even be the future of Windows 8 and computers everywhere. But how much fun is playing with Kinect right now?
Driving simulators can give you pedals to mash and wheels to steer, but there's something essential about that gut feeling of actually moving. This Ferrari simulator replicates it with a gigantic robotic arm. Watch it realistically jostle one test driver:
UK-based online retailer Play has "gone live" with a list of tech specs for Microsoft's happy-clappy new Kinect controller, revealing many deeply technical things about the internal workings of Microsoft's Magic Eye.
Soon, you'll be able to control Android phones with a front facing camera through hand gestures. Brush left and right to move through photos, wave up and down to scroll through web pages, it's a non-touchscreen from the future.
The moments that make our weekend adventures and sports amazing happen so fast, you've no hope of catching them at 30fps. Which is why I wish someone made a high-speed, rugged point and shoot.
Sony barely mentioned pricing with their PlayStation Move motion controller, only noting that the combo pricing with PlayStation Eye and a game will cost less than $100. But by our back-of-the-envelope calculations, the experience is going to be really expensive.
There's still some question about whether Windows Mobile 6.6 or Windows Mobile 7 will be shown in February, but a solid tipster just told us that it will be WM7. And then he describes it.
Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata was more mouthy than most presidents are about their upcoming, but unannounced, products, and said that the upcoming DS will have an accelerometer. Or, some kind of motion sensor.