Headset-free mixed reality

Disney Research’s Magic Bench is a mixed-reality technology that lets multiple users interact with animated characters, with out headsets or handheld devices.  When seated on the Magic Bench, one sees a mirrored image on a large display, creating a third-person point of view. The scene is reconstructed using a depth sensor, allowing participants to occupy […]

Alzheimer’s diagnosis disputed in up to 50% of PET study subjects

James Hendrix and Alzheimer’s Association colleagues are conducting a study to see how PET scans could change the nature of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment. 4,000 of 18,000 subjects have been tested to date, with a stunning result showing that a significant portion of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are taking medication for Alzheimer’s may […]