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Make “Sense” of the Display: Wouldn’t it be great if we could touch, smell and taste everything on the Internet?... http://bit.ly/6Th0xh (Fri, 15 Jan 2010 05:25:05 +0000)
Dual Touch Nokia M31 – A Trendy Cell Phone Concept!: Concept gadgets are designed to make the next generation vi... http://bit.ly/4XTNZu (Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:23:05 +0000)
HTC Evolve: Do We Have A Winner On Our Hands?: With the tablet being the focus of attention of most of the compu... http://bit.ly/5ElL2k (Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:21:04 +0000)
Easy 3D Gesture Interface - eyeSight: Just a quick note to point you to a company I’ve found on the web – eyeSig... http://bit.ly/8Kxg6i (Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:31:33 +0000)
Touch Screen Performance Test – Moto Lab: Moto labs have done simple but effective performance tests using four po... http://bit.ly/6Q9XyO (Mon, 11 Jan 2010 07:49:28 +0000)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wouldn’t it be great if we could touch, smell and taste everything on the Internet? Well, a new technology has now been introduced by C, D&I Associates which will emotionally touch our lives and also enable to connect to everything on the Internet. Dubbed “Sense”, the product has a unique design and is totally wireless. You can get a more sensitive experience with the online movie and games through this device. Imagine being able to touch and feel a dress before buying it! Or even tasting your favorite pizza before ordering for it! The concept is surely going to affect online shopping in a big way.
Sense has been integrated with part smell magnification system, smell and flavor-ink micro-printer and a tactic screen through which you will be able to get a tactile experience of physical products. 13 basic combinations of wax cartridges are used by the micro-printer to print translucent sheets which simulates the flavor of the product on the website which really melts in the roof of your mouth. You can both smell and taste the product. The flavors of sour, bitter, sweet, salty and spicy and the smell of mint, floral, ethereal, musk, camphor, spicy and putrid can be felt through the cartridges.
There is a touch screen display which uses nanotechnology to reproduce the tactile experience. By inserting your hand inside the Sense sheath, you can gain an understanding of the softness, hardness, roughness, temperature and pressure. Voice programming is also possible and so also the ability to read Braille text. You can even download applications from the Internet which you can use on Sense. With the device getting ready to take us to a world where we can experience the feeling of buying things at an actual store from our very home, it remains to be seen how acceptable the solution is going to be.
via The Design blog
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Concept gadgets are designed to make the next generation visible before your eyes. And with every new design our eyes widen with expectation. One such design that would appeal to the senses of the gizmo aficionado in you is the Dual Touch Nokia M31. This concept phone is both a visual and graphical wonder. Designed by Jon DeGorsky, Nokia M31 is no doubt something to talk about. Inspired from basic crop circles, this concept cell phone boasts of two touch screens. Hidden with a smart slide, these touch screen displays are visible once you slide it open.
When you check the Nokia M31 dual touch concept cell phone, the first thing that attracts one’s eye is its unique shape. Resembling a SIM, the sliders conceal the virtual numeric key pad. While the top touch screen gets you essential and quick searches like the contacts, mails, messaging, as well as games, calendar and internet browsing features. Also you get a quick launch to the phones tools or settings. The concealed inner touch screen display provides the alphabets or the letter interface, numbers or the numeric interface and the interface changing bar. Loaded with a smartly incorporated camera, N31 is not just going to stay in the concept stage.
Jon DeGorsky concept is no doubt much of crop circles but its sleek and small design is going to impress the younger tech trendy generation. Though it may not actually please those who do not love great evolvement from what is already known as standard hand phones. Easy to sneak into your tight jeans, and look hep with your casuals, N31 promises a broader experience. With the small gadget packed with all essential features, why crowd on a bigger and much complicated device? The future is all about simpler and more sophisticated devices.
via The Design blog
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
With the tablet being the focus of attention of most of the computer manufacturers, each one is vying for the top place in the market. Now that Apple and Microsoft have announced their plans to launch tablets early next year, it is time for HTC to jump into the band wagon. But to its credit, HTC Evolve is certainly going to be packed with interactive designs which are going to take computer interfaces to the next level. Timur Pinar is the man behind this HTC Evolve and he has certainly tried to make a device which will give all other players in the market a run for their money.
The HTC Evolve has several features for you to rave and rant about. It has a concave side ergonomic body design which is certainly a blessing for your hands. Next in line is the stylus pen which will aid in drawing. You can thus execute renders quite easily and comfortably. This is particularly helpful if you are going to use programs like Adobe Photoshop and Alias Sketchbook. And the final touch of splendor id added by the OLED touch screen display which pops out from the left side of the HTC Evolve. There are pre-programmable buttons which increase the functionality.
- Intel Atom processor
Touch screen display
Two USB 3.0 ports
Custom skinned Android OS
Camera and microphone
HDMI port and 3.5mm headphone jack
Possible fast booting
You just need to add a SIM card to the HTC Evolve to have access to the Internet at all times. It will function just like a cell phone and allow you to make calls and write SMS messages. Watching movies and TV shows will be a constant feature and playing any video game will be a welcome prospect anytime during the day. The price is still a secret but it is a certainty that it will have several buyers lined up when it is released.
via Yanko Design
Monday, January 11, 2010
Just a quick note to point you to a company I’ve found on the web – eyeSight. The company provides Touch Free Interface allowing people to use camera-equipped handhelds with simple gestures.
In the video clip below, a user browses photos, controls an audio player, and enjoys games with simple flick and tap-like gestures.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
- Can The Moixa Sphere Live Up To The Expectations?: Handheld devices are certainly gaining in popularity and the... http://bit.ly/4IcC3c (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 16:10:25 +0000)
- Patently Apple: Blog dedicated to introducing Apple patents http://bit.ly/4pjgTV (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:00:22 +0000)
- Waveface – ASUS Concept PC Design: Waveface: ASUS Advanced Project Showcasing the Technologies of Tomorrow, Today! http://bit.ly/7CLha7 (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 04:25:38 +0000)
- Squibble Portable Braille Interface: Making Life Easier: With technology taking huge steps forward, things are g... http://bit.ly/5NAcWy (Fri, 08 Jan 2010 01:09:18 +0000)
- Nice Read: Are dual touchpads the way of the future? http://www.touchusability.com/2010/01/are-dual-touchpads-the-way-of-the-future.html (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:28:53 +0000)
- Back-Of-Device Interaction – Motorola Backflip: Motorola Backflip is the first trial to apply back-of-device inter... http://bit.ly/8TRkyE (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:27:07 +0000)
- Synaptics Ushers in a First: Beta Trackpad Technology -- Scrybe http://om.bit.ly/7ewhiv from @jkontherun (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:14:58 +0000)
- RT @ubergizmo Synaptics Scrybe To Boost Your Touchpad http://bit.ly/4GWoz3 (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:14:21 +0000)
- RT @cnet Samsung announces next-gen touch screen player | 2010 CES - CNET Blogs http://bit.ly/4L2qbB (Thu, 07 Jan 2010 06:13:00 +0000)
- Multi Touch Simulation with a Mouse: Apple’s patent application US20090213083 claims methods of simulating multi t... http://bit.ly/8dRUih (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:52:47 +0000)
- Music Genre Table – Discover the Beauty and Diversity of Music: World music ... http://bit.ly/6ZYHfU (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:24:06 +0000)
- Pacinian’s Surface Actuation Haptic Technology: Its haptic technology is new and seems to be quite intriguing. ... http://bit.ly/4HL3dY (Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:26:02 +0000)
Moto labs has done simple but effective performance tests using four popular touch screen phones – iPhone, HTC Droid Eris, Motorola Droid, and Google Nexus One.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Handheld devices are certainly gaining in popularity and the latest one to come into the limelight is the Moixa Sphere. It is shaped like an apple and also weighs as much as an apple does. It is a spherical display and control device which can be used in the form of a sphere or collapsed to form an ellipsoid. There is a cube assembly interior to the sphere which rests on a centrally hinged spring. The outer surface is totally transparent and all the digital displays are embedded on it. The circuitry is closed from view and remains to the inner side of the cube. Surface position sensing layers are present on the sphere with the cube being responsible for the gyroscopic and inertial sensing devices. This is very helpful to manipulate 3D applications with the help of spherical rotation and physical displacement data.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
With technology taking huge steps forward, things are getting better for the visually impaired too. Science is finding ways and means of making life easier for the blind. There was a device which made use of electrodes based on the tongue to help the blind visualize what was there in front of them. But since Braille is the main interface between the blind and the outside world, it makes sense to devise gadgets based on this language so that the blind can actually communicate skillfully. Keeping this in mind, UK designer Andrew Mitchell has come up with an innovative device which will help the blind resort to SMS text messaging.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A received single-point gesture input can be converted to a multi-point gesture input by various predefined methods. For example, a received single point gesture input can be used as a first gesture input while a second gesture input can be generated by displacing the first gesture input by a predefined vector. Alternatively, or in addition, the second gesture input can be defined as a being a gesture symmetrical to the first gesture input with respect to a predefined point. In another alternative, multiple single point gesture inputs can be consecutively received from the single pointing device and converted into a multi-point gesture input that defines an at least partially simultaneous performance of the consecutively received multiple single point inputs.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
[Image by Second Story via Flickr]
World music comprises different genres and styles. If you are a music lover who enjoys different types of music and likes to explore different music genres, then music genre table is the item to watch out for. Installed at the Grammy museum in Los Angeles, it a 19-foot interactive table that allows the visitors to discover the diversity of more than 150 genres of music. No matter which music genre you prefer, it’s all there. All you need to do is to browse through the host of stored data in order to select your favorite music. A treat for the all the music aficionados, this music wonder table offers all types of music from various renowned musicians along with sound visualizations.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Its haptic technology is new and seems to be quite intriguing. Since I don’t have enough time to study it, only pointers are left here. From very short research, I roughly guess that Surface Actuation technology is either of a vibrotactile system or a display-embedded mechanical switch.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
- Windows Touch – The World Is At Your Fingertips: It was indeed a relief when the touchscreen interface came into ... http://bit.ly/5B1Nxw (Thu, 31 Dec 2009 16:05:42 +0000)
- 3D Object Manipulation with Multi Touch: Multitouch in 3D http://bit.ly/7yJM7t (Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:02:06 +0000)
- Copying MTMini Multi Touch: This post is a chronicle of how I built a cheap multi-touch by consulting Howto guide o... http://bit.ly/7WoaRC (Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:56:20 +0000)
- Patent Application of Apple Magic Mouse: US20090273570 illustrates how Apple Magic Mouse works. Compare it with ot... http://bit.ly/8aCyOa (Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:27:47 +0000)
- Apple and Microsoft Multi-Touch Mice – Resources: Apple and Microsoft independently unveiled multi touch mice. Th... http://bit.ly/5RQx3g (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 23:43:22 +0000)
- Touch User Interface Twitter Update for the Week (2009-12-21 - 2009-12-28): Keystick – An Extremely Handy Multi-f... http://bit.ly/7WeydQ (Mon, 28 Dec 2009 02:11:27 +0000)