3d printed helmets are getting a lot of buzz in the world of 3D printing, with people dreaming up designs based on the latest advances in technology.
But a recent study published in Science shows that 3D printed helmets might not be a good idea for the average person.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Virtual and Augmented Reality (CVAR) examined how people with autism might benefit from a 3d printable helmet.
The helmet could help people with learning disabilities, who may not be able to distinguish between the colors of objects.
The researchers found that people with ASD may not even recognize the colors on a 3DS or a Wii Remote, even when the device is made from a material with similar properties to what they’re familiar with.
Instead of relying on simple eye-tracking technology to detect the color, the researchers found a “color picker” device in the helmet could be used to detect different colors in the surroundings.
This would be able, for example, to distinguish a 3-D printed helmet from a normal, plastic helmet.
“The fact that this technology is being developed at all shows that we’re moving towards a world where we will soon be able not only to have a fully autonomous and personalized environment, but also a completely immersive environment,” co-author Paul Hirsch said in a statement.
“It also opens up new avenues for 3D scanning to help diagnose and treat specific disorders, and it can also be used for diagnostic and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.”
Hirsch and co-authors say that 3d scanning is becoming more commonplace, and that companies like 3D Robotics are using the technology to create a “next generation of robotics.”
3D Printing and Augmentation of the BrainThe researchers used the device to create an Augmented reality helmet that was similar in size to the ones worn by the astronauts on the ISS, but that also featured three different colors: blue, green and red.
The technology, which is being used in many other projects, allows users to change the appearance of a helmet without needing to physically alter the parts.
The researchers tested the helmet against other helmets with different materials and colors, as well as another 3d printer.
The results showed that the helmet did a great job of detecting the colors that were displayed on the screen.
It didn’t recognize all of the colors at once, however, and the colors were displayed in a random order.
The device worked better than the previous attempts, and when the colors are matched up with the wearer’s eye movements, it’s capable of detecting colors that are invisible to the eye.
The authors say that this helmet is still in development, and some users may not like the idea of being able to adjust the colors.
The new 3D scanner could potentially be used in a future helmet to adjust colors to suit the user’s needs, and also for a more sophisticated helmet with more sensors to detect subtle changes in the environment.