Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Development of Sensor Device Using High-transparency Organic Piezoelectric Film | 2011 | Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

PPS Tactile Pressure Sensor Materials - YouTube

Hand prosthetic gives teen new independence

Scientists probe connection between sight and touch in the brain

USC scientists have discovered that as you look at an object, your brain not only processes what the object looks like, but remembers what it feels like to touch it as well. This connection is so strong that a computer examining data coming only from the part of your brain that processes touch can predict which object you are actually looking at.

SKR researchers develop a 32-inch Android-based multi-touch display

Build music with blocks: Audio d-touch

Robotics team finds artificial fingerprints improve tactile abilities


Over the past couple of decades, many people in and out of the science community have watched the steady progress being made in robotics. It’s an exceptionally interesting field due to the anthropomorphic nature of the results. Each new step brings such machines closer to emulating us even as we look forward to the next step. One interesting thing about robotics is that certain areas seem to be advancing faster than others. Robot arms for example are old news, new research is focused more on hand movements. And has advances in hand movements have been made, more research has come to focus on finger movements and finally tactile sensations. Now new work by a trio of researches from the National University of Singapore describe in their paper published on the preprint server arXiv, how affixing artificial fingerprints to robot fingers can increase tactile "sensation" allowing such a robot to discern the differences in curvature of objects.

Disney AppMATes: The New Mobile Application Toys for iPad - YouTube

PossessedHand: Techniques for controlling human hands using electrical muscles stimuli - YouTube

humanoid multimodal tactile sensors hd - YouTube

Keio Robotic Skin : DigInfo - YouTube

Robot Skin That Feels Touch, Senses Chemicals - YouTube

Sticky News: Electronic Skin Patch Promises Simpler Monitoring

Geckos - Object Identification on a Pressure Sensitive Touch Surface

Liquid Magnet Sculpture - YouTube

Giant Globe OLED Display Geo-Cosmos - YouTube

Next-generation Conferencing System with Media Hub Capability : DigInfo - YouTube

CTIA: Qualcomm Mirasol Display - YouTube

Motorola Droid vs Nexus One: Multitouch Test - YouTube

Interactive Displays 2009: Synaptics – G1 Touch Sensor Sips Power, iPhone Doesn’t ••• DisplayBlog

Shifting sands: Mouse for Men with flexible touchscreen and pressure sensitive technology

Keyboard Touch Screen from Minebea

Smart clothing: memory-storing fiber could lead to smart fabrics and wearable electronics | KurzweilAI

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sensor Synesthesia: Touch in Motion, and Motion in Touch - YouTube

TechFest 2011:ShadowDraw - YouTube

The Making of the Microsoft Touch Mouse - YouTube

Rock & Rails: Extending Multi-touch Interactions with Shape Gestures - YouTube

Hasso-Plattner-Institut: Understanding Touch

A study participant targeting crosshairs using different finger angles. Can you guess how this user is conceptualizing touch, i.e., what geometric relationship between finger and crosshairs the user is trying to maintain independent of how the finger is held? Our findings suggest that users indeed target as suggested by this illustration, i.e., by aligning finger features and outlines in a hypothesized top-down perspective.

Intel Labs Seattle | Publications: HeatWave: Exploring the Feasibility of Thermal Imaging for Surface User Interaction

Abstract: With increasing interest in natural interaction (such as gesture or body motion), researchers are exploring sensors and algorithms that more accurately detect these user interactions unobtrusively to create opportunities for new applications. The HeatWave system describes our exploration of digital thermal imaging cameras to detect, track, and support user interaction on arbitrary surfaces. Thermal sensing has had limited examination in the HCI research community and is generally under-explored outside of law enforcement and energy auditing applications. This paper describes HCI applications for this technology, our algorithm implementation, and highlights how this new imaging technology might complement or augment more traditional RGB (video) and/or depth cameras. We identify unique contributions and opportunities afforded by thermal imaging and its limitations as a practical sensor for naturalistic user interaction.

Visualization Lab | FingerGlass: Efficient Multiscale Interaction on Multitouch Screens


Abstract: Many tasks in graphical user interfaces require users to inter- act with elements at various levels of precision. We present FingerGlass, a bimanual technique designed to improve the precision of graphical tasks on multitouch screens. It enables users to quickly navigate to different locations and across multiple scales of a scene using a single hand. The other hand can simultaneously interact with objects in the scene. Unlike traditional pan-zoom interfaces, FingerGlass retains contextual information during the interaction. We evaluated our technique in the context of precise object selection and translation and found that FingerGlass significantly outperforms three state-of-the-art baseline techniques in both objective and subjective measurements: users acquired and translated targets more than 50% faster than with the second- best technique in our experiment.

Touch on curved surfaces

TUIC: Enabling Tangible Interaction on Capacitive Multi-touch Displays - YouTube

CapWidgets: Exploring Tangible Controls on Mobile Devices - YouTube

PE5004 capacitive multitouch keyboard demo

Real Flexible Capacitive Touch-Panel (CNTouch) - YouTube

3M Flexible Transparent Touchscreen Concepts - YouTube

Samsung Flexible AMOLED Display at CES 2011 - YouTube

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Using Microsoft Surface to control Search-and-Rescue Robots - Microsoft Surface Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

NextWindow Music on Touch Interviews - YouTube

Keyboardmods: The magic keyboard

Converting a scanner into a touchscreen - Hack a Day

Paint Your Circuits with Bare Conductive

Lacie Float by André Silva » Yanko Design

Touch-Display Keyboards (TDK) Keyboard Concept Prototype - YouTube

UIST 2011 Student Innovation Contest Annoucement - YouTube

Remote Touch by Egg: Siggraph 2011 Emerging Tech - YouTube

Touch Interface on Back of the Hand (Demonstration in SIGGRAPH 2011 E-Tech) - YouTube

Near Touch - YouTube

Touchless Gesture iPad docking station, by Elliptic Labs - www.ellipticlabs.com - YouTube

Multiscreen e-ink tablet prototype - CHI 2011 - YouTube

CHI2011: Flexible, e-ink mobile to rival smartphones in coming years - YouTube

It's a paper phone. Great!

Medusa: A Proximity-Aware Multi-touch Tabletop - Publications - Autodesk Research

Medusa: A Proximity-Aware Multi-touch Tabletop



We present Medusa, a proximity-aware multi-touch tab-letop. Medusa uses 138 inexpensive proximity sensors to: detect a user’s presence and location, determine body and arm locations, distinguish between the right and left arms, and map touch point to specific users and specific hands. Our tracking algorithms and hardware designs are de-scribed. Exploring this unique design, we develop and re-port on a collection of interactions enabled by Medusa in support of multi-user collaborative design, specifically within the context of Proxi-Sketch, a multi-user UI proto-typing tool. We discuss design issues, system implementa-tion, limitations, and generalizable concepts throughout the paper.

OrbiTouch - Keyless Keyboard - CHI 2011 - YouTube

The Magic Desk - YouTube

Preview: LinnStrument A New Musical Instrument with 3D Note Expression

One Person Band » Yanko Design

Move Over, Echo; Concept Smartphone Has Three Screens

M Pen & Pad Touch Tablet PC by Volker Hübner » Yanko Design


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