DisplayObjects, by Eric Akaoka, is an organic user interface for creating computer displays on arbitrary surfaces, such as pieces of model cardboard or blocks of styrofoam. It allows easy prototyping of hardware gadgets through software/hardware fusion. The system tracks the location of the model, as well as the finger, via markers tracked through computer vision, and renders a 3D software model of the object back onto the hardware model through projection.Read More
Queen’s University spin-off Xuuk unveils technology today at Google
May 7, 2007 KINGSTON, Ontario – A Queen’s University Computing professor’s invention – to be unveiled today at Google’s corporate headquarters in California – provides a unique, affordable way for advertisers to track the effectiveness of their messages by measuring how many people are looking at their billboards and screens. Called eyebox2™, the portable device uses a camera that monitors eye movements in real time and automatically detects when you are looking at it from up to 10 meters away, without calibration.Read More
Human Media Lab at Queen’s takes “considerate computing” to new level
Kingston, ON, December 20, 2004 – An “attentive” office cubicle that blocks noise and visual distractions when you’re trying to work, and then opens communication channels when you’re ready to socialize, is just one of the innovative new devices developed by Queen’s University’s Human Media Laboratory (HML).
Inventions of the HML are highlighted in the January issue of Scientific American (“Considerate Computing”), released on-line today.Read More