Bristol Interaction Group member Asier Marzo demonstrated the world’s first sonic tractor beam to Hollywood actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
Themis Omirou and Paul Worgan are presenting 'Flexible On-Body Coils for Inductive Power Transfer to IoT Garments and Wearables' at the IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things in Milan. Their paper demonstrates that on body inductive power transfer designers have the flexibility to customise their coils into aesthetic shapes, with performance in accordance with Faraday’s Law of Induction.
BIG member Asier Marzo won the 1st place as the Peoples' Choice in the Art of Science Competition. The Mandelbrot set contains the points (C) that satisfy the purely mathematical condition of not escaping to infinity when iterated as (Zn+1 = Zn^2 + C). In the picture, we present a modification of the set in
Researcher Asier Marzo, affiliated to BIG, is the main author in the recent paper published in Nature Communications "Holographic Acoustic Elements for Manipulation of Levitated Particles". The research is a collaboration between Bristol University (BIG and uNDT groups), Sussex University (Interact Lab), Ultrahaptics and the Public University of Navarre (TAIPECO group). In the paper, a
GHOST member, BIG researcher Themis Omirou was part of the team presenting the GHOST project in ICT 2015. The team was composed of 4 other members, Faisal Taher ( University of Lancaster ), Josje Wijnen( Eindhoven University of Technology ), Brandon Yeup Hur ( Eindhoven University of Technology ), and John Tiab ( University of Copenhagen) The
BIG researcher Themis Omirou recently participated as part of a team that won the 1st prize award in the SPHERE Dress-Sense competition. The winning project was called "Yo - a system to support and enable users to self-manage symptoms of mental illness and modify behaviours, during and beyond a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy". Yo
Dr Benjamin Long presented a paper on creating 3D haptic shapes that can be felt in mid-air today at SIGGRAPH Asia. The paper will be published in ACM Transactions on Graphics. The method uses ultrasound, which is focussed onto hands above the device and that can be felt. By focussing complex patterns of
YouTube: VideoHandles Jarrod Knibbe, Sue Ann Seah and Mike Fraser presented their work on VideoHandles at SUI 2014 and received an honorable mention for best short paper. VideoHandles is a novel interaction technique for searching through action-camera (e.g. GoPro) video collections. Action-cameras are designed to be mounted, switched on and then ignored as they record the entirety