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Light Touch transforms a projected image into a virtual 10-inch touch screen Image Gallery (8 images) Light Blue Opitcs (LBO) has won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards 2010 prize for Product Design with its Light Touch interactive projector. View all LBO’s proprietary holographic laser projection technology (HLP) was first reported on by Gizmag in 2009, while still in development. WiFi and Bluetooth connections enable wireless device-to-device communication. The HPL technology was awarded the Product Design Innovation Award for 2010 at the IET Innovation Awards (UK), as the judging panel felt that the product both fulfilled all of the major and most of the minor selection criteria for the award, and also believed it would lead to a wide range of potential applications and products. Post a CommentRelated Articles Just enter your friends and your email address into the form below For multiple addresses, separate each with a comma Related:  OUR FUTUREUI

Alcubierre Warp Drive Time Travel An Alcubierre Warp Drive stretches spacetime in a wave causing the fabric of space ahead of a spacecraft to contract and the space behind it to expand. The ship can ride the wave to accelerate to high speeds and time travel. The Alcubierre drive, also known as the Alcubierre metric or Warp Drive, is a mathematical model of a spacetime exhibiting features reminiscent of the fictional "warp drive" from Star Trek, which can travel "faster than light" (although not in a local sense - see below). The key characteristics of the application of Alcubierre warp drives for time control and time travel are presented in the picture below. This is followed by more detail describing the effect below. Alcubierre Warp Drive Description In 1994, the Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a method of stretching space in a wave which would in theory cause the fabric of space ahead of a spacecraft to contract and the space behind it to expand. Alcubierre Metric Mathematics of the Alcubierre drive

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A Wearable Computer Turns Any Surface Into A Touchscreen | Co.Design Chris Harrison, a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, is full of interesting interface ideas. One of his latest projects is called OmniTouch, whose prototype design uses a shoulder-worn, depth-sensing camera/projector to create interactive "touchscreens" on anything from a nearby wall to your own forearm. The technology is amazing: OmniTouch’s screenless interface can distinguish between a touch and a "click" (i.e., a command to do something), auto-detect the size of the interface surface (e.g., it will project a short strip onto your arm, but a large rectangle onto the wall), and even recognize the orientation of the image in 3-D space (if you tilt your screen-hand toward yourself, it will consider it "private"; a more flat orientation will be deemed "public"). Obviously, OmniTouch is a proof-of-concept and Harrison realizes that the physical setup has to be miniaturized and refined to viably offer "Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere."

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Touché laat objecten aanrakingen onderscheiden | Core Wetenschappers van Disney Research hebben capacitieve aanraakgevoelige technologie ontwikkeld die allerhande objecten kan laten herkennen welk soort aanraking er plaatsvindt. Ze zien onder andere toepassing in deurknoppen. De onderzoekers van Disney Research en Carnegie Mellon University hebben hun aanraakgevoelige technologie Touché gedoopt. Net als touchscreens in bijvoorbeeld smartphones, maken ze gebruik van capacitieve technologie, waarbij geregistreerd wordt hoe een elektrisch veld van een oppervlak verandert door aanraking met geleidend materiaal, zoals vingers. In tegenstelling tot de huidige toepassingen neemt Touché echter de verandering van meerdere frequenties in plaats van een enkele frequentie waar; een systeem dat ze Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing noemen. De testapparatuur die het onderzoeksteam gebruikt is klein en relatief eenvoudig. Ook demonstreren ze het gebruik van Touché voor deurknoppen, tafels en handen onderling.

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