Latest Roel Vertegaal Stories

MorePhone: A Phone That Bends When It Gets A Call
2013-04-29 18:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever found yourself missing a phone call or text message because your phone was on silent or because the ringer was turned down too low? Some researchers from the Queen´s University Human Media Lab in Canada are working to make sure you never miss a notification again with a phone that bends when a call or message comes through. They´re calling it the “MorePhone” and hope a visual cue (in addition...

Holographic 3D Telepods May Revolutionize Videoconferencing
2012-05-04 05:54:13

[ Watch the Video ] Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A Queen´s University researcher has taken inspiration from Star Trek to create an other-worldly way to meet with one another. Using a series of strategically placed projectors and Microsoft Kinect image sensors, Dr. Roel Vertegaal and his team at the Human Media Lab in Canada have created a human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod, allowing people in different places to meet with one another, just as if they were in the same room...

2010-01-23 09:19:15

Revolutionary technology to be presented at MIT conference next week A groundbreaking technology developed at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada may make traditional board games a thing of the past. The technology allows groups of friends or family members to play electronic games like they used to do board games: in a sociable and physical setting, placed together around a table. It also eases game controls by using affordances of regular cardboard pieces. "This is no doubt the future of...

2008-06-02 10:55:00

Computers of the future will change shape, respond to touch and physics, and fold into your pocket, says Queen's professorThe shape of things to come in the computer world will be anything but flat, predicts Queen's University Computing professor Roel Vertegaal, who is now developing prototypes of these new "non-planar" devices in his Human Media Laboratory.Not only will they take on flexible forms we've never imagined "“ like pop cans with browsers displaying RSS feeds and movie...

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