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VR Character Recognition Demo

05/02/2019

You’ve probably heard the buzz about Virtual Reality and Deep Neural Networks. In this post, I’ll demonstrate one way the virtual user experience can be improved by an application that recognizes the letters of the alphabet written in the air using a Deep Neural Network. Tracking the positioning and orientation of the user’s head and…

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Top 5 Ways To Overcome Innovation Challenges

04/02/2019

One of this year’s hosts for the Stanford LEAD program’s Me2We event was the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center – home to four labs designed to enable real-time collaboration, prototyping, testing, and iterative design. Having collaborated closely with the Innovation Center on exciting and innovative projects, 219 Design was invited to lead an interactive workshop…

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IoT Smart Home Devices, How Smart Are They?

02/27/2019

Darrel Pham here. I am a Lead Software/Hardware Engineer and I’ve been with 219 Design for over 10 years. In that time, I’ve worked across medical device, surgical robotics, automotive, and consumer electronics industries developing an expertise in GUI development, test infrastructure, server backend, and so much more. You can’t leave this skill/curiosity at the…

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Bluetooth Low Energy with Rust

09/27/2018

I am a senior software engineer at 219 Design. My professional experience has primarily been in writing GUIs and infrastructure for medical devices, almost entirely in C++. For a change of pace, I have been learning embedded development using Rust in my spare time, which has been an exciting challenge. I was new to both…

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A Developer’s Perspective on Virtual and Augmented Reality

09/04/2018

A Glimpse Into The Future It’s the year 2030. I unlock the doors to the 219 Design office–I’m always the first in–and walk over to my square. Not only are cubicles a thing of the past, but the popular open-space desks are gone, too. The sole item in my square is a virtual and augmented…

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