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Ape And Human Infant Gestures Are Similar And Communicative
2013-06-08 09:06:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant at comparable stages of communicative development, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species. This study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, represents the first time such data has been used to compare the development of...

2013-05-15 23:25:07

[357 Pages Report] Americas Gesture Recognition Market report categorizes American Touchless Market by Product (Biometric, Sanitary), Application (Healthcare, Electronics, Automotive) Technology (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, Capacitive) & Geography. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 According to a new market research report, "Americas Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing Market (2013 - 2018) Technology (2D, 3D, Ultrasonic, IR, Capacitive); Product (Biometric, Sanitary); Application (Healthcare,...

Communicating With Computers Goes To The Next Level
2012-10-10 17:09:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A NEW KIND OF INTERFACE Computers are fantastic machines, no matter the size, category or application. For all the conveniences computers have given the modern world, they´re still largely dependent on the human element, as they can only perform those tasks that we tell them to. Even the automated tasks have to be programmed by someone. Thus, the importance of communication between human and machine via feedback and...

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2012-06-12 14:19:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists reported in the American journal of Primatology that gorillas use a type of "baby talk" when communicating with infants. A team of scientists studied captive western lowland gorillas by watching and filming the animals as they interacted. Western lowland gorillas have a wide range of communication gestures, so the team focused on facial expressions and hand signals used in play. Eva Maria Luef from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary...

Future Of Touch Gestures Could Lie In The Palm Of Your Hand
2012-05-07 12:34:06

Disney Research is planning a new technology that could one day see mobile phone users access their smartphone through the palm of their hand. Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania showed off a new technology that can sense hand gestures on the human body. The new system, known as Touché, could one day allow smartphones users to answer their phone by gesturing on the palm of their hand. "We demonstrate the rich capabilities of Touché with five example...

2012-04-05 20:59:01

In a discovery that could help instructors better teach deaf children, a team of University of Chicago researchers has found that a gesture-sign mismatch made while explaining a math problem suggests that a deaf child is experiencing a teachable moment. Through a series of experiments with 40 deaf children, ages nine through 12, all of whom were fluent in American Sign Language, researchers were able to distinguish between ASL signs and gestures that look like the gestures hearing children...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.