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2011-08-08 19:33:47

Surround haptics exploits phantom sensations and other tactile illusions A new tactile technology developed at Disney Research, Pittsburgh (DRP), called Surround Haptics, makes it possible for video game players and film viewers to feel a wide variety of sensations, from the smoothness of a finger being drawn against skin to the jolt of a collision. The technology is based on rigorous psychophysical experiments and new models of tactile perception. Disney will demonstrate Surround Haptics...

2011-05-27 12:42:56

A new research study conducted by University of Miami Frost School of Music's Music Engineering Technology Group touches upon multi-touch surfaces as emerging valuable tools for collaboration, display, interaction, and musical expression. The study will be presented at the 2011 International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression in Oslo, Norway this month. A Low-Cost, Low-Latency Multi-Touch Table with Haptic Feedback for Musical Applications, authored by Matthew Montag GMuE...

2011-04-20 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch® capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with touch and haptics feedback when using Atmel QTouch capacitive touch controllers. Leveraging Immersion's...

2008-12-17 05:30:00

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 17, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has obtained a license from Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq: IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, to apply Immersion's TouchSense(R) technology on electronic controls in vehicles. The agreement enables Visteon to apply technology that maximizes the sense of touch in electronic controls in vehicles, similar to what consumers experience...

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2008-03-17 13:25:00

Effect most pronounced for those who do not usually like to touch things while shoppingDoes coffee in a flimsy cup taste worse than coffee in a more substantial cup? Firms such as McDonalds and Starbucks spend millions of dollars every year on disposable packaging, but a new study from the April issue of the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that trying to skimp in this area might not be worth it "“ and may negatively impact consumers' perceptions of taste and quality. In a series...

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2008-03-04 04:35:00

NSF makes Carnegie Mellon invention available to more researchers PITTSBURGH"” Computers, long used as tools to design and manipulate three-dimensional objects, may soon provide people with a way to sense the texture of those objects or feel how they fit together, thanks to a haptic, or touch-based, interface developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Unlike most other haptic interfaces that rely on motors and mechanical linkages to provide some sense of touch or force feedback, the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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