Latest Haptic technology Stories

2012-08-07 08:02:16

Enid Burns for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Disney has a long history with augmented reality, beginning with some of the attractions in its theme parks. Now a Disney unit, Disney Research, is ready to present a number of new augmented reality technologies later this week in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2012, the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The first technology Disney plans to present is REVEL technology. Developed by Disney Research in...

2012-07-10 23:02:17

Coronado Ventures Forum, the New Mexico non-profit that educates investors and entrepreneurs on the process of early-stage, private equity funding, presents its monthly forum on Human Computer Interation Beyond the Tablet on Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Albuquerque, NM. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Coronado Ventures Forum will explore Human Computer Interaction on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Hotel Andaluz, in Albuquerque. The unique setting will allow the audience to...

2012-06-07 19:39:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Tactus Technology unveiled a new technology at the SID Display Week 2012 that brings the feedback of touching something back to a smartphone. The company showed off a prototype Android tablet that was able to provide haptic feedback to the user, using keys that appeared and disappeared. The "keys" rise out of the touchscreen and provide a tactile feel for the user's fingers, receding back down into the touchscreen once they are no longer needed. The...

Apple Patents A Stylus...Yes, A Stylus
2012-05-25 06:21:57

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Never one to mince words, Steve Jobs always let us know when he thought another piece of technology was insufficient or, to put it mildly, crap. Take for instance, a little run-in Jobs had with ESPN president George Bodenheimer in 2006. The two men were at the first Disney board meeting after the company had just bought Pixar. Bodenheimer saw Jobs in the hallway and thought he would introduce himself. As the story goes, Bodenheimer said, “I am...

Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes On The Road
2012-04-24 11:27:55

Carnegie Mellon and AT&T Researchers Evaluate Haptic Navigation Aid A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AT&T Labs have shown. The study, one of the first to evaluate combinations of audio, visual and haptic feedback for route guidance, found that younger drivers in particular were less distracted...

New Tablet App Helps Visually Impaired Students With Math
2012-03-06 04:04:14

[ Watch the Video] A new app developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University helps visually impaired students with math problems. The new Android tablet app assists students in algebra, geometry, graphing and other subjects that are hard to comprehend without having normal vision. Jenna Gorlewicz, a graduate student in the Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory (MED Lab) at Vanderbilt University, and her adviser Robert Webster, an assistant professor of mechanical...

Image 1 - A Game Controller That Controls You
2012-03-05 11:57:06

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Engineers at the University of Utah have created a video game controller designed to tug and stretch a players thumb tips. Such a sensation could be used to simulate ocean waves, gun fire, or even the tug of a fishing line. The creators of this new controller hope that it will be the next in a long line of controllers and peripherals designed to enhance immersion in video games. According to a recent press release, William Provancher, an associate professor...

Latest Haptic technology Reference Libraries

The History Of Virtual Reality
2014-07-01 08:19:17

Virtual reality (also known as immersive multimedia) is a computer-simulated environment that mocks or simulates real-world environments, as well as simulates physical presences in real or imagined worlds. VR technology has traditionally been a virtual sight- and perhaps sound-based experience, but has the potential to recreate other sensory experiences, such as virtual taste, smell, and even touch. As for touch (haptic technology), some systems have already included such experiences in...

BlackBerry Torch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Torch is a line of smartphones produced by Research In Motion (RIM); models are the Torch 9800, 9810, 9850, and the 9860, all using the BlackBerry OS. The Torch has been hailed as the best BlackBerry ever, but still lags behind in the smartphone industry. The Torch as compared to other Blackberry phones has many improvements such as, a better user interface, improved browser, and more readable screen. The BlackBerry Torch was first considered in April, 2010, with a prototype...

BlackBerry Storm
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Storm is developed by Research In Motion (RIM). It is a touchscreen smartphone with a virtual keyboard and comes in the 9500 and 9530 series. This phone has a feature called SurePress, which enables the screen to press down like a button to provide physical feedback. The Storm 9500 has a disabled CDMA module to allow for use outside North America, but it has only frequency bands that can be accessed in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and Brazil. This is because GSM carriers such as...

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