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Eyes-On Glasses System – vein detection eyewear

By Maja Bosanac
1 December 2013

eyes-on-glasses-system-1Evena Medical, a company developing innovative imaging technologies, has introduced Eyes-On Glasses System – a novel vascular imaging system which provides augmented reality information on a set of smart glasses. This vein detection device uses multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity to detect patients’ veins through the skin. With Eyes-On Glasses System, even hard-to-locate veins… »

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Intelligent training with FitnessSHIRT and MENTORbike

By Maja Bosanac
11 November 2013

fitnessshirtA group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed an intelligent sports shirt called FitnessSHIRT. The shirt can read out physiological signals such as pulse, breathing and changes in heart rate continuously. The interpreted data can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet PC. When combined with an electric bike and a smartphone, the… »

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inFORM system – morphing relief as a Tangible User Interface

By Damir Beciri
8 November 2013

mit-inform-system-1A group of researchers at MIT developed a prototype of a Tangible User Interface (TUI) with ability to dynamically create user interfaces by altering its layout. Named inFORM, the system id built on top of grid-like shape-changing display. It could make use of the way we perceive objects to create an intuitive interface with logical… »

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Bo and Yana – robots that make programming fun and accessible for children

By Maja Bosanac
2 Comments3 November 2013

bo-and-yana-robots-1A start-up called Play-i consisting of a team of engineers, inventors and designers, has introduced delightful robots that fuse play with programming for kids of all ages. The robots work by utilizing Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to a touch-enabled mobile device like an iPad. They make computers science education accessible and fun for children ages… »

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Paper Generators – low-tech and inexpensive way to harvest energy from friction

By Damir Beciri
9 October 2013

paper-generator-1Researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon University recently presented a simple system that could be used to harvest power of different gestures performed onto a paper surface. Named Paper Generator, the system exploits gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding friction in order to run simple interactive applications involving books, posters… »

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CSR paper-thin wireless touch surface powered by Bluetooth Smart

By Damir Beciri
9 September 2013

csr-ultra-thin-keyboard-1Designer and developer of hardware and software for the consumer electronics market CSR recently unveiled what they claim to be the world’s thinnest wireless touch interface. The flexible device, which is less than 0.5 mm thick, turns any area into a touch surface and holds great potential to extend existing devices by adding touch interface… »

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STATINA uses vibration to enable information interaction on solid flat surfaces

By Damir Beciri
One Comment22 July 2013

statina-1We already wrote about various new ways for information interaction, and a group of researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) developed a low cost system which allows conversion of virtually any flat solid surface around us into a touch sensitive surface. The system relies on the principles of vibration and imaging, and it is… »

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Cubelets – robotic building blocks

By Damir Beciri
18 July 2013

cubelets-kt06-kitBuilding blocks from our childhood and our imagination enabled us to create new worlds and explore different ways to use what we had at our disposal. A year ago, Modular Robotics came up with Cubelets – simple robotic cubes which serve as building blocks that behave differently depending on how you connect them, like a… »