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Flexible On-Body Coils presented at IEEE

By | 2015-12-14T11:05:19+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Themis Omirou  and Paul Worgan are presenting 'Flexible On-Body Coils for Inductive Power Transfer to IoT Garments and Wearables' at the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things in Milan. Their paper demonstrates that on body inductive power transfer designers have the flexibility to customise their coils into aesthetic shapes, with performance in accordance with Faraday’s Law of Induction.

By | 2015-11-25T09:59:52+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Tom Carter from Ultrahaptics - for winning the rising star new engineer of the year 2015 Elektra Awards.

Acoustic Holograms that Levitate Particles

By | 2015-10-27T16:35:11+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Researcher Asier Marzo, affiliated to BIG, is the main author in the recent paper published in Nature Communications "Holographic Acoustic Elements for Manipulation of Levitated Particles". The research is a collaboration between Bristol University (BIG and uNDT groups), Sussex University (Interact Lab), Ultrahaptics and the Public University of Navarre (TAIPECO group). In the paper, a

GHOST project at the European commission ICT 2015 conference

By | 2015-10-26T14:57:09+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

GHOST member, BIG researcher Themis Omirou was part of the team presenting the GHOST project in ICT 2015. The team was composed of 4 other members, Faisal Taher ( University of Lancaster ),  Josje Wijnen( Eindhoven University of Technology ), Brandon Yeup Hur ( Eindhoven University of Technology ), and John Tiab ( University of Copenhagen) The

3D Haptic Shapes at SIGGRAPH Asia

By | 2014-12-04T08:09:28+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

  Dr Benjamin Long presented a paper on creating 3D haptic shapes that can be felt in mid-air today at SIGGRAPH Asia. The paper will be published in ACM Transactions on Graphics.   The method uses ultrasound, which is focussed onto hands above the device and that can be felt. By focussing complex patterns of

VideoHandles receives honorable mention at SUI 2014

By | 2014-10-20T13:10:44+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

YouTube: VideoHandles Jarrod Knibbe, Sue Ann Seah and Mike Fraser presented their work on VideoHandles at SUI 2014 and received an honorable mention for best short paper. VideoHandles is a novel interaction technique for searching through action-camera (e.g. GoPro) video collections. Action-cameras are designed to be mounted, switched on and then ignored as they record the entirety

Through the combining glass

By | 2014-10-02T09:40:02+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Youtube:  Through the combining glass Diego Martinez Plasencia, Florent Berhaut and Sriram Subramanian will present their paper on how semi transparent mirrors blend together the spaces in front and behind them. The paper investigates this further and highlights a whole new range of interactive experiences enabled by it. In a museum, people in front of a cabinet

Green Hackathon Win at ICT4S: Hacking for Sustainability

By | 2014-09-02T10:52:26+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Daniel Schien and Christopher Weeks were part of a group awarded joint first place at the recent Green Hackathon held as part of the ICT4S (ICT for Sustainability) conference in Stockholm.  Spending a day underground at a dismantled nuclear reactor at KTH, the teams competed to develop a project around the theme of “food”.  Britons