San Francisco, CA, United States
San Francisco, CA, United States

Vicarious Visions is an American video game developer. Vicarious Visions' games accounted for over 2.5 billion dollars in retail sales and over 40 million units of its software have been sold worldwide. The headquarters of Vicarious Visions is located in Menands, New York. Wikipedia.


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Vicarious | Date: 2017-03-15

A system for use in surgery includes a central body, a visualization system operably connected to the central body, a video rendering system, a head-mounted display for displaying images from the video rendering system, a sensor system, and a robotic device operably connected to the central body. The visualization system includes at least one camera and a pan system and/or a tilt system. The sensor system tracks the position and/or orientation in space of the head-mounted display relative to a reference point. The pan system and/or the tilt system are configured to adjust the field of view of the camera in response to information from the sensor system about changes in at least one of position and orientation in space of the head-mounted display relative to the reference point.


Patent
Vicarious | Date: 2015-05-05

A system for use in surgery includes a central body, a visualization system operably connected to the central body, a video rendering system, a head-mounted display for displaying images from the video rendering system, a sensor system, and a robotic device operably connected to the central body. The visualization system includes at least one camera and a pan system and/or a tilt system. The sensor system tracks the position and/or orientation in space of the head-mounted display relative to a reference point. The pan system and/or the tilt system are configured to adjust the field of view of the camera in response to information from the sensor system about changes in at least one of position and orientation in space of the head-mounted display relative to the reference point.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2014-ETN | Award Amount: 3.89M | Year: 2015

Early onset neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are rather common, and affect more than 30 million children in Europe. The disorders carry a huge burden to the patients and their families and to society in general. This burden is linked to their chronic course and the absence of curative treatments. These neurodevelopmental disorders are thought to result from the disruption of normal brain development and related neurobiological mechanisms during the prenatal and early postnatal period. Recent advances in technology, infrastructure and analytic tools allow us now to identify these disruptions in brain development in the prenatal and early postnatal period, examine how this compromises the development of key social, attentional, motor and cognitive skills, and help understanding of the mechanisms that lead to neurodevelopmental disorders. This will facilitate developing new approaches to early detection, diagnosis and treatment. BRAINVIEW ETN provides a multidisciplinary and intersectoral (academia, companies, patient organizations) network environment in which cutting-edge science is combined with training young researchers in such an approach.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: REGIONS-2007-1-01 | Award Amount: 902.19K | Year: 2008

This proposal brings together 6 regions and clusters (17 partners), which share a strong R&D presence in the field of ICT and New media and the sense that this position has to be exploited for maximal economic and social benefit. They see that the factors that influence the transfer of knowledge to SMEs are complex and often badly understood and want to exchange experiences and best practices to better understand these factors and to make use of them to boost compositeness and economic performance. ICT/New media has been a driver for scientific and economic change in the past. The impact of ICT and new media technologies for the acceleration for productivity growth is commonly recognized. In comparison with other sectors the ICT/New media sector is quite R&D intensive, however a further increase in R&D investments will be crucial for future competitiveness. This project will contribute to the favourable conditions to achieve this. The objective of the project is to map, analyse and exchange all critical issues in the field of ICT/New Media cluster-development in the regions involved, in order to compose the best strategy and related practical Action Plans to strengthen the economic competitiveness, with a clear focus on role and potential of SMEs. The project will assess several existing practices for innovation systems and regional knowledge flow to SMEs, will confront this with a framework of reference and will identify a practical, tailor-made strategy and action-plan for RTD-related measures, which are linked to economic development policies. The results will address five action areas, and will be presented by Joint Action Plans (JAP), a funding strategy, a Business Support Measures Package and guidelines and recommendations for other innovative research-driven clusters.


Patent
Vicarious | Date: 2016-05-18

A method for generating patterns with a network includes providing a recursive network of sub-networks with a parent feature node and at least two child feature nodes; and at a first sub-network of the recursive network, the first sub-network including the parent feature node and the at least two child feature nodes, selecting a first pool node and a second pool node consistent with a selection function of the parent feature node, selecting at least a first parent-specific child feature (PSCF) node that corresponds to a first child feature node of the sub-network, selecting at least a second parent-specific child feature (PSCF) node that corresponds to a second child feature node of the sub-network; and compiling the state of final child feature nodes, including the first and second child feature nodes, of the network into a generated output.


This invention discloses a remote photo-plethysmography measurement system where active appearance model of the face is used to analyze skin color variations for observing human vital signs including, but not limited, average heart rate, heart rate variation and respiratory rate. The invention uses non-invasive, remote, passive sensors, i.e. camera, for the proposed analysis where different color channels and model based facial regions are utilized for extracting the relevant periodic components from the modelled color signal.


A method for generating data explanations in a recursive cortical network includes receiving a set of evidence data at child feature nodes of a first layer of the recursive cortical network, setting a transformation configuration that directs messaging of evidence data and transformed data between layers of the network, performing a series of transformations on the evidence data according to the transformation configuration, the series including at least one forward transformation and at least one reverse transformation, and outputting the transformed evidence data.


Patent
Vicarious | Date: 2016-05-18

A system includes: a recursively architected network of sub-networks organized into a hierarchical layers; the sub-networks including at least a parent feature node, a pool node, a parent-specific child feature (PSCF) node, and a child feature node; the parent feature node of at least one sub-network configured with a selection function actionable on at least two pool nodes connected to the parent feature node of the at least one sub-network; the pool node of the at least one sub-network configured with a selection function actionable on at least two PSCF nodes connected to the pool node of the at least one sub-network; the PSCF node of the at least one sub-network configured to activate a connected child feature node; the child feature node connectable to at least a parent feature node of a sub-network at a lower hierarchical layer.


Patent
Vicarious | Date: 2016-05-18

A system includes: a recursively architected network of sub-networks organized into a hierarchical layers; the sub-networks including at least a parent feature node, a pool node, a parent-specific child feature (PSCF) node, and a child feature node; the parent feature node of at least one sub-network configured with a selection function actionable on at least two pool nodes connected to the parent feature node of the at least one sub-network; the pool node of the at least one sub-network configured with a selection function actionable on at least two PSCF nodes connected to the pool node of the at least one sub-network; the PSCF node of the at least one sub-network configured to activate a connected child feature node; the child feature node connectable to at least a parent feature node of a sub-network at a lower hierarchical layer.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN | Award Amount: 3.76M | Year: 2011

Consumer science is touching the lives of 493 million EU Consumers with their consumption representing 58% of the EU GDP, yet the insights of consumer research typically fail to have a substantial impact on consumer welfare. The EC acknowledges the problem and places it high on its policy priorities. Consumer research is scattered across several disciplines in the social sciences with little communication occurring between research and practice. The CONsumer COmpetence Research Training (CONCORT) tackles these issues. We abandon the marketing perspective of the persuasive agent trying to affect consumer decisions, and aim to pioneer research from the consumer perspective. We study consumer competence, a broad set of abilities, intuitions, knowledge and skills consumers need in order to make decisions that help them navigate successfully in the economic environment. CONCORT will train 14 ESRs in this new perspective, in 8 high level partners: Three business schools, 2 broad universities, and 3 corporate partners, 2 of which are SMEs. The academic partners are top quality departments from 3 disciplines, namely consumer behaviour, behavioural economics, and health psychology. The corporate partners are innovators in advanced behavioural measurement tools. CONCORT adds an optimal blend between traditional training methods (frequent conventions, high quality in-house doctoral courses), innovative learning instruments (blended learning, skills portfolio), and thorough practice training through industrial secondments. We will train ESRs to see the link between their theoretical training and thematic areas of real life consumer interest (environment, overspending, food choice, etc.). Relying on a strong infrastructure (second life, behavioural labs), and guided by a flexible but demanding modern management structure, CONCORT sets out to create 14 success stories of collaboration, excellence and professional accomplishment in consumer science. Those of our ESRs.

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