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Dr. Sarah Murthi to Discuss ‘Augmented Reality Surgery’ at HS/HSL

Sarah Murthi, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine will discuss the use of augmented reality in the operating room in the next “Meet the Makers” talk on emerging technology hosted by the Innovation Space at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).

The event will be held Oct. 17, noon to 1 p.m., in the Gladhill Board Room at the HS/HSL.

  
Brian Zelip Bulletin Board, TechnologyOctober 11, 20170 comments
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Virtual Reality Google Cardboard

Explore Virtual Reality at the HS/HSL

The HS/HSL Innovation Space recently launched a fleet of Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets. Google Cardboard is a low-cost virtual reality platform that consists of a fold-out cardboard viewer and a number of smartphone apps. To use the viewer, simply insert a smartphone with a Google Cardboard app into the back of it and look through the lenses in the front.

The official Google Cardboard app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Various third party apps for Google Cardboard are also available, but these are often designed exclusively for either Android or iOS. Here are some fun examples you can try for free:

  • Public Speaking VR (for Android) – practice for public speaking events and job interviews
  • Sites in VR (for Android) – tour landmarks all around the world
  • Stargazer (for Android) – explore stars, constellations, and other features of our solar system
  • FK23 VR (for iOS) – fly over Amsterdam in a plane designed 100 years ago by a Dutch aeropioneer
  • VR Moon Walk 3-D (for iOS) – explore our moon’s environment from Earth
  • VR Ocean Aquarium 3-D (for iOS) – explore the deep ocean and swim amongst different fish species.

The Google Cardboard viewers in the HS/HSL Innovation Space are available for you to use in the library on a first-come, first-served basis. To get started, check out our Google Cardboard guide.

  
Everly Brown Education, People, Research, TechnologyJanuary 18, 20170 comments
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3D Print Gifts at the HS/HSL

Take a look at some of our picks for a variety of gift and ornament ideas. There are also many websites where you can find other 3D models.

1. Pick a 3D model to print for a holiday ornament or gift.
2. 3D print the ornament at the HS/HSL Innovation Space!*
(You can make a reservation online.)
3. Remember to enter the drawing for a prize, a $50 gift card for Shapeways.**
4. Learn about 3D printing and have fun at the same time!

* Please note that standard charges for 3D printing do apply. The colors available for printing are red, green, white, blue, orange, and black.

** Any UMB student, faculty, and staff who uses the Innovation Space between now and the end of this year is eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 Shapeways gift certificate. The winner of the drawing will be announced in January 2017.

  
Everly Brown Contests, Education, Technology, University LifeNovember 22, 20160 comments
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3-D Scanner

HS/HSL Innovation Space Adds New Technology

The NextEngine 3-D scanner is a state-of-the-art laser scanner capable of producing high-definition digital models of physical objects. The scanner can be used on the desktop to capture smaller objects or mounted onto a tripod for scanning larger objects. Our NextEngine guide provides step-by-step scanning instructions and links to further resources.

The Lulzbot Taz 5 is our most robust 3-D printer yet. The Taz 5 offers the largest printing volume of our three printers. It’s also able to print various types of filament, from the conventional plastics (ABS and PLA) to hybrid filaments that contain wood, bamboo, bronze, and more. Our Taz 5 guide provides step-by-step printing instructions and links to further resources.

Stop by the Innovation Space on your next library visit to check out our new equipment!

  
Everly BrownEducation, Research, TechnologyApril 11, 20160 comments
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