3D music teacher: UberGizmo writes about an application for the aspiring musician called iPerform3D, which allows one to learn guitar from a 3D tutor. The app, which used movie quality MoCap360 motion capture technology to record hours of real people and movements, gives users the ability to zoom in, view movements from any angle, and loop segments of music. Check out the video above for a demonstration.
Create your own animated Avatar: Avatar Kinect launched today in the Kinect Fun Labs, allowing you to translate your gestures into on-screen avatar movements. Gizmodo reports that while it’s not the best rendition of one’s self, it still “nails more often than not” larger movements like eyebrow raising and hand gestures. Try it on your Xbox now.
AR to Help Smokers Quit: On CNET, design company SapientNitro launched an AR app to let smokers see the impact of cigarettes on their lungs. Well, a virtual simulation. AR Lungs pulls from a database of medically correct digital lungs and allows users to select their age, the number of cigarettes they smoke and the frequency. From there, people can point a Webcam or smartphone camera at their chest to see a superimposed representation of their lungs. Discoloration included. Check out the app (it's free!) here. It's almost as effective as this video.