Friday, May 12, 2017
I have been working on a NEW type of memory album that connects physical objects to personal virtual reality experiences.
I shot a small video showing a test app (that I call Paperclix VR) that is able to visually recognize photographs and swiftly activate VR photospheres, movies, and even a collection of VR experiences chained together for a more exciting memory experience.
A prototype album was created whereby I can tear out a paper based viewer and selectively activate VR content that I can shoot with the same app and store in the cloud.
My goal is to create a line of specialized albums and diaries in the future.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Powerful Video Analysis
The mighty Google has announced something really special and timely. The FUTURE of machine vision and image recognition interpretation.
I will be following very closely. Who knows, I might just building a few prototypes melding hardware and software apis (like this one) already.
Monday, February 22, 2016
I can relate personally to the development of home robots and those types of physical and digital interfaces required to intuitively control hearables or even other types of agent robots.
I like what Sony is doing here and see how we will one day depend on these helpers in our homes and work spaces.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
I have been highly interested in inventing conductive interfaces for quite some time. I have quite a few companies these days interested in having me develop unique ways to control machines / robots.
Monday, February 1, 2016
I was honored and grateful to be interviewed for this new book.
Focus Habits of Successful People: The Focus Paradox - How to focus long to focus short.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
In the months since the IO 2014, Google has teased us with a number of tantalizing products and intriguing concepts, including the Project Ara modular phone, Project Tango tablet, and more Android Wear smartwatches than we can count. All of these - and more - have me looking forward to its 2015 conference.
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Unlike a Star Trek-style deflector, Boeing's plasma "shield" could never block shells or bullets, let alone anti-matter explosions. But if its patent "for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" ever amounts to anything, it'd still be a technological tour de force. The idea is to harness electrical energy to stop or slow down the shockwaves created by explosions, which can do just as much damage as shrapnel.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype 5″ phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group.
Using its sensors, the phone doesn’t just track motion, but it can actually build a visual map of rooms using 3D scanning. The company believes the combination of these sensors with advanced computer vision techniques will open up new avenues for indoor navigation and immersive gaming, among many other things.
I choose to govern my invention ability around moonshot thinking.
|Constantly trying to solve for X|
Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements.
The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.
Great Moonshot discussions require an innovative mindset--including a healthy disregard for the impossible--while still maintaining a level of practicality.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
|The Omni-Link Omnitrix Interacts with all screens.|
I love seeing the market for wearables ignite!
Lately watches like MetaWatch Strata / Frame, Pebble, Samsung Gear, and soon (maybe) Apple's iWatch have been grabbing headlines. I am excited about all of them.
But....Have you seen the Omni-Link Omnitrix ?!?!
The Ben 10 Omni-link Omnitrix interacts with:
- Televisions Shows
- Internet Web Games
- Console Games
- and games that you can download to your tablet or handheld
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
|Meta Watch Frame (White)|
Eight years ago I flew to Dallas TX and sat down with a truly inspiring guy. His name was Bill Geiser.
Bill Geiser is (in my opinion) the smartest and most influential person in interactive wearables today.
Back then, Bill was heading up what I thought was the most important division within Fossil. He and a fellow named David Rosales (who is also smart as hell) had been spearheading the development of high tech wearables for Fossil and had arranged to meet with me to review a few of my crazy (but very forward thinking) ideas. I have been considering how important that meeting was today.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I have purchased ALL kinds of wearables.
I bought the Fitbit and even the Jawbone Up when they first came out.
The one I really like the most...The Misfit Shine.
It's really easy to use, well designed, and comfy to wear. That's they key in my opinion.
One interesting thing I noticed. It uses a magnent inside the Shine to trigger the app sync and bluetooth to transfer data from the device to the IOS App. Just a guess...otherwise why not just sync with Bluetooth without touch??
Great engineering in such a small, slim, and comfortable wearable.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I was moved today as Apple kicked off WWDC 2013 with an elegant, simple, and inspiring video.
As an inventor, I watched simple words and phrases paired with animated visuals that describe the thoughts and emotions that creators, artists, and peers go through when we create something out of nothing.
Creating something wonderful and inspiring is hard to do.
When you meet an inventor sometime, take one second and shake their hand (or even hug them).
They certainly deserve it.
People have no idea just how hard it is to innovate consistently.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Take a look at the latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report.
There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches – and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Having been involved in creating many kinds of technology platforms that link and associate physical objects with digital experiences, I have been considering lately how to further aggregate and easily serve unique content with products and objects that the consumer may already have in their home or play room.
I was thinking about the wealth of digital content that encircles brands and even specific products under these brands.
Imagine being able to activate and continue to receive "digital toys" or highly crafted experiences around toys or objects that you use to create a product or play with daily.
With an embedded vision recognition module that could easily be accessed users, relevant digital content could be activated to inspire children and even parents to further interact with the brand.
I think it's a big idea and I call it Pixel Search.
Friday, March 22, 2013
I have been fascinated lately with the ability to recall specific memories that I create easily and affordably.
A few years ago I had approached a large social expression company with the concept of interactive stickers that have the ability to recall specific memories from a selection of beautifully designed stickers and adhesive badges. This small machine can also communicate with other embedded devices, computers, SmartPhones, and Slates.
The interactive stickers would be used to activate stored memories from what I call the STORYBOX Platform.
I have built several embodiments of this StoryBox.
Wait until you see what I am going to do with it next!
Monday, March 11, 2013
With other low quality recordable greeting cards you might as well be trying to have a speaker phone conversation in the middle of a blizzard, but with LifeCard, you'll be amazed at the crystal clear sound fused into the micro miniature talking card.
I have electrincally engineered a super thin sound machine that is thin enough to be embedded into a business card. We have designed the ability to record one to one marketing messages into the card and easily activate them with a touch of a button.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
I always get creative around the holidays and have a little free time on my hands.
This year I wanted to create something special.
I bought a $6 "old fashioned" gingerbread house from Wilton. I like this company quite a bit. They do have the best gingerbread house to build with the kids....but, as usual, it just wasn't enough for me to have a regular craft. I bought the Gingerbread house at a craft store locally.
For Christmas, I wanted to create something interactive and fun to use. Let's call it the "iGingerbread House" !
I have been working on something that I call the "Storybox" for sometime now.
I always thought it would be cool to tell a story to a small machine and uniquely activate recorded content at specific times with specific craft items. These specific times could be at holidays or celebrations with craft based items that were fun to decorate and make.
I also thought it would be innovative to remotely activate content on an ipad app so that I could bring to life content that was associated with the machine.
I choose Google's superior Santa Tracker, youtube content for 3 hours of holiday music, Magic Santa, and Apple's Photostream as content for the ipad to activate based on how I physically interacted with the Gingerbread house.
Contact me directly if you are interested in the storybox tech. I would be happy to show you a dedicated demo.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
|Here you can see the hero and villain secret decoder rings|
Controlling armies with a wave of the hand used to be the exclusive domain of emperors and warlords. But thanks to the inventiveness of high tech whiz inventor John Boucard and the creative genius of Stan Lee, now anyone can use their meathooks to conduct a massive superhero battle on-line.
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John Boucard has invented new PaperClix technology that can be easily embedded into recordable greeting cards or marketing brochures that allows anyone to simply touch anywhere on a custom graphic and record a personal / business message.
Addtitonally, users can plug paperClix enabled products into a computer to simply drag and drop audio segments onto an extremely thin flat surface and activate them simply by touching graphics.
John Boucard: "I am extremely excited about paperclix technology and the ability to re-envision interactive paper for personal and business use."PaperClix technology is currently being developed in conjuntion with LifeCards.Me
John Boucard's new technology platform (code named Lifestream) has three core elements: a website, software supplements, and hardware extensions. Each of these elements has extensive options and opportunities for growth. Most importantly, all three elements work together to create a fully personalized Lifestream experience for each user.
John Boucard has been developing new PaperClix Technology and embedding it into various types of flat surfaces such as whiteboards, paper folios, and stationary.
The new technology allows anyone to touch or gesture on a a flat surface, paper, stationary, and even packaging.