8 Summer Interns conducting Research within BIG

By | 2018-01-23T13:35:34+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This summer, 8 Interns are conducting research in the BIG and uNDT lab: Abanoub Ghobrial -> Acoustic Tractor Beams with Metasurfaces Anne-Claire Bourland -> EMG detection of mumbled and suvocalized words Peter Gorman -> Beamformer Parametric Speaker Patricia Deud -> Analysis of grasp gestures Ravi Singh -> 3D printing with Ultrasound and DLP projectors Tom

10 papers and 8 late breaking work accepted to CHI 2016

By | 2018-01-23T14:44:36+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bristol Interaction Group will present 10 papers and 8 late breaking work at ACM CHI 2016. The following are our 10 papers and notes Investigating Text Legibility on Non-Rectangular Displays Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Device and Cloud Service Design Decisions on the Environmental Footprint of Digital Infrastructure Tap the ShapeTones: Exploring the effects of crossmodal

Running out of smartphone battery could be a thing of the past, thanks to power sharing between devices.

By | 2016-04-29T17:15:21+01:00 April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce The Economist has published an article on a paper by BIG researchers Paul Worgan, Jarrod Knibbe, Diego Martinez Plasencia and Mike Fraser. The paper presents a power sharing concept called PowerShake. PowerShake enables users to share power across their multiple mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, using inductive power

Floating Charts presented at 3DUI

By | 2016-03-23T20:31:55+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

BIG researcher Themis Omirou presented the paper 'Floating Charts' at the 3DUI conference in Greenville South Carolina. The conference was part of the IEEE Virtual Reality conference 2016 which hosted an array of interesting demos involving a variety of VR headsets and augmented reality headwear.

Subtle Interfaces Panel at SXSW

By | 2016-03-21T15:21:43+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bristol Interaction Group researcher Peter Bennett attended SXSW last week to present a panel on "Subtle Interfaces: Designing for Calm Tech" along with Verity Macintosh, Chloe Meineck and Tom Metcalfe. Audio recording of the panel below, with a video to follow soon. https://soundcloud.com/officialsxsw/subtle-interfaces-designing-for-calm-tech-sxsw-interactive-2016

Flexible On-Body Coils presented at IEEE

By | 2015-12-14T11:05:19+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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.

By | 2015-11-25T09:59:52+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Tom Carter from Ultrahaptics - for winning the rising star new engineer of the year 2015 Elektra Awards.