The table below compares the new 2150 with the earlier 2100 model:
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Paper Four is a research project at FiberScience and Communications Network at Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden. Sensing electrodes are printed on the paper using conductive ink. It is claimed that the printing process is done by normal inkjet printers.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Today, I read an Engadget post about another multi-touch enabled gadget. I don't want blame the concept but should point out that many people are confused when they are saying multi-touch. The Panasonic remote controller, at a first glance, doesn't have multi-touch sensor. It just has two touch pads in serial to emulate multi-touch zoom in/out gestures.
Actually, the term multi-touch now has two different meanings: 1) a system that detects multiple contact or pressure points simultaneously, and 2) a system that classifies gestures with two or more fingers (such as two finger pinching and rotation). Apple iPhone and MS Surface definitely have sensing systems to detect multiple touch points simultaneously. However, many other touch companies and gadgets, reportedly having multi-touch, just add software codes to classify more gesture inputs with standard single touch sensors.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Objective opinion on multi-touch interfaces.
But there will be a "strong and unstoppable" trend towards a control interface for technology that is based on simple human gestures, rather than on indirect manipulation via physical objects such as a mouse, he predicts.
He says that revolution is three to five years off for mainstream business, but it's not too soon for business leaders to "suspend their natural scepticism" and start to think about how gestural computing might be used to address their organisations' most intractable user interface issues.
Leonardo, B., V. Cati, et al. (2006). TapTap: a haptic wearable for asynchronous distributed touch therapy. CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, ACM.
TapTap is a wearable haptic system that allows nurturing human touch to be recorded, broadcast and played back for emotional therapy. Haptic input/output modules in a convenient modular scarf provide affectionate touch that can be personalized. We present a working prototype informed by a pilot study.
[photo by Tom Purves]
TV viewing plus complete control of all PC applications from the comfort of your couch. This white paper explains how the complete convergence of the PC and TV has arrived.