Roel Vertegaal's take on Virtuality showcasing the latest research at the Human Media Lab at Queen's, which is moving towards hologrammatic displays that represent physical matter without any augmentation of the body.
Monday 12th of December, 11:00 AM @HML 3rd Floor Jackson Hall, Queen's University
Professor Morten Fjeld
Head of t2i Lab, www.t2i.se
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Abstract: The talk presents three projects in the field of emerging and alternative display techniques; the two first are in the field of haptic display, the thrid is in the area of mid-air display. The OmniVib projects presents some basic studies and principles to leverage cross-body vibrotactile notifications for mobile phones. The HaptiColor project deals with a more specific challenge, but the insights are bearing for a wider range of applications; to assist the colorblind, we employed a vibration wristband that enables interpolating color information as haptic feedback. As part of a more futuristic initiative, we present a map navigation concept using a wearable mid-air display. The projects presented have been carried out in collaboration with NUS Singapore and University of Maryland (UMD), College Park.Read More
Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab to unveil musical instrument for a flexible smartphone
KINGSTON - Researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University have developed the world’s first musical instrument for a flexible smartphone. The device, dubbed WhammyPhone, allows users to bend the display in order to create sound effects on a virtual instrument, such as a guitar or violin.
“WhammyPhone is a completely new way of interacting with sound using a smartphone. It allows for the kind of expressive input normally only seen in traditional musical instruments.” says Dr. Vertegaal.Read More