New XRoads of Disruptive Tools

Studio Talks

New XRoads of Disruptive Tools

Thursday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 402AB


Scanning and Printing a 3D Portrait of President Barack Obama

State-of-the-art technologies including a custom-built mobile light stage to 3D scan and print President Barack Obama for the nation's first 3D presidential portrait.

Adam Metallo
Smithsonian Institution

Vincent Rossi
Smithsonian Institution

Jonathan Blundell
Smithsonian Institution

Günter Waibel
Smithsonian Institution

Paul Graham
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Graham Fyffe
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Xueming Yu
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Paul Debevec
USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Haptic Collaboration: Biomedical Engineering Meets Digital Design

This talk presents results of an ongoing collaboration between digital designers and biomedical engineers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology: A user-controlled haptic manipulator that allows individuals with neurological impairment to be therapeutically assisted while haptically interacting with virtual objects in a 3-D animated environment.

Taro Narahara
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Kevin Abbruzzese
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Richard Foulds
New Jersey Institute of Technology

3D-Printed Prosthetics for the Developing World

SocketMixer is an open-source tool for designing custom-fit below-the-knee prosthetics that can be fabricated with consumer-grade 3D printers. It was designed for use in the developing world and recently travelled to Ugandad for its initial deployment.

Ryan Schmidt
Autodesk, Inc.

Ginger Coons
University of Toronto

Vincent Chen
University of Toronto

Timotheus Gmeiner
University of Toronto

Matt Ratto
University of Toronto