Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing indoor projection technology that incorporates a sense of touch for interactive devices of the future. The system emits ultrasonic waves to generate pressure a user can feel and could one day render keyboards, smartphones, and even pens obsolete.
TheStreet (Aug. 12, 2014) A California law which will require smartphones to have a switch allowing users to render the device inoperable when stolen is in the final approval stage. The California Senate passed the so-called ... watch video
TheStreet (June 11, 2014) New research from eMarketer projects that world monthly ownership of smartphones should reach $1.76 billion this year up by 25% from 2013. Almost one quarter of the world population will use ... watch video
RightThisMinute (Aug. 10, 2015) Straight-up from the future, it is now possible to project holograms from smartphones. It's not a perfect science just yet, but with a few simple tools and some spare time, you can have a hologram ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 22, 2015) Sharp Corporation hopes that RoBoHoN changes the future of smartphones, by turning them into mobile robots. Sharon Reich reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 14, 2015) The field of soft robotics is taking shape and researchers are developing technologies ranging from tattoo-like smartphones to squishy robots that can monitor your health. Ben Gruber reports.
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TheStreet (June 2, 2014) Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites in another step toward its mission of spreading Internet access to unconnected regions of the world. That's according to a report ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 21, 2013) A collaboration between Spanish engineers, cupboard makers, and electronics manufacturers is offering homeowners a future without manual electric switches. Participants in the Wood Touch project have ... watch video
Reuters (June 11, 2012) Urban planners and architects will soon be able to take a virtual tour of houses and neighborhoods to help them make important design and planning decisions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial ... watch video
Feb. 10, 2016 Scientists have created a gas analyzer -- 'electronic nose' that is able to assess the quality of the food, cosmetic, and medical products, to diagnose diseases by evaluating ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy aging. In a new dissertation, occupational therapists are shown to promote ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 A team led by engineers has 3-D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model could be used for patient-specific ... read more
June 25, 2015 Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and ... read more
Oct. 7, 2013 A system that allows users to experience multi-point haptic feedback above an interactive surface without having to touch or hold any device will be unveiled at a conference for innovations in ... read more
Feb. 17, 2012 Researchers have designed a texting solution that could become a modern substitute for passing notes under the table. BrailleTouch is a prototype texting app that requires only finger gestures to key ... read more
Oct. 17, 2011 OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. OmniTouch ... read more