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Hairlytop Interface moves organically in response to light

The Hairlytop Interface is an interactive surface display made of soft solid-state actuators and optical sensors which react to light. Jointly developed by the University of Electro-Communications and Symphodia Phil, when placed on an iPad that is playing a video, it moves organically, like a living thing, in response to changes in the brightness of the screen.

The Hairlytop interface uses light as stimuli for movement, but various other sensors, such as audio or magnetic sensors, can be used for different effects. The developers would like to create range of applications for this system, including educational toys and plush toy accessories.

Unboxing Leap Motion

Leap Motion represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.

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Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word. Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.

This technology measures the shape of real-world objects, and automatically adjusts the coordinate systems for the camera, projector, and real world. In this way, it can coordinate the display with touching, not only for flat surfaces like tables and paper, but also for the curved surfaces of objects such as books.

California start-up brings deft touch to virtual reality

Silicon Valley start-up, zSpace, has produced a virtual 3D display its founders say will revolutionize the way people interact with computers. The system gives three-dimensional form to virtual objects and allows users to manipulate those objects as if they were real.

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Touchscreen studio lighting control system

This prototype stage lighting control panel features a touch display which can be used to easily adjust the color and brightness of LED lights. It was presented by Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation at InterBEE 2012. Colors can be selected using a software palette and color picker, and multiple lights can be controlled in sequence by swiping the lighting icons.

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Fleksy – Happy Typing

Fleksy is a revolutionary technology which makes typing text on a touch-screen easy. Ever dreamt of an auto-correct system powerful enough to work even when you don’t look at the screen? Yes, it’s possible.

In fact, Fleksy is being used today by the blind and visually impaired to type faster and easier than many sighted people. It is set to revolutionize the way people think about mobile devices and to challenge the traditional barriers in touch-screen typing for everyone.

Featuring Syntellia’s patent pending technologies, Fleksy uses the familiar QWERTY layout, coupled with probably the most powerful text prediction engine out there. Tap typing, re-invented. It is a new experience and a leap forward in mobile computing and the ability to use touch-screen device for content creation by everyone.

Monotype and MIT AgeLab Study Links Type Style with Reduced Driver Distraction Risk

Touchscreens are becoming the new car dashboard. They are also new to most drivers, often busy to look at and fussy to operate, giving the commuting world new distractions.

Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say something as simple as a better typeface on screens can significantly decrease the potential distraction of car touchscreens.

Social Media Week Supports Alternative Education

Skillshare, the learning marketplace where anyone can learn anything from anyone else willing to teach, is teaming up with Social Media Week to launch the School of Emerging Media and Technology. 

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