Acoustic Holograms that Levitate Particles

By | 2015-10-27T16:35:11+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 project at the European commission ICT 2015 conference

By | 2015-10-26T14:57:09+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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

3D Haptic Shapes at SIGGRAPH Asia

By | 2014-12-04T08:09:28+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

  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

VideoHandles receives honorable mention at SUI 2014

By | 2014-10-20T13:10:44+01:00 October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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

Through the combining glass

By | 2014-10-02T09:40:02+01:00 October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Youtube:  Through the combining glass Diego Martinez Plasencia, Florent Berhaut and Sriram Subramanian will present their paper on how semi transparent mirrors blend together the spaces in front and behind them. The paper investigates this further and highlights a whole new range of interactive experiences enabled by it. In a museum, people in front of a cabinet

Green Hackathon Win at ICT4S: Hacking for Sustainability

By | 2014-09-02T10:52:26+01:00 September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Daniel Schien and Christopher Weeks were part of a group awarded joint first place at the recent Green Hackathon held as part of the ICT4S (ICT for Sustainability) conference in Stockholm.  Spending a day underground at a dismantled nuclear reactor at KTH, the teams competed to develop a project around the theme of “food”.  Britons

Paper accepted for Frontiers of Human Neuroscience

By | 2014-08-03T09:32:18+01:00 August 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Hannah Limerick whose first paper as a PhD student has been accepted for publication in the journal Frontiers of Human Neuroscience: Limerick, H., Coyle, D. & Moore, J.W. (2014). The Experience of Agency in Human-Computer Interactions: A Review. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:643. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00643. Hannah has also given presentations on agency in speech interfaces at

University of Bristol Wins The Best Artwork Award in ISMB 2014

By | 2014-07-24T10:00:18+01:00 July 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

ISMB 2014 has just announced the winner of The Best Artwork Award of this year goes to the ‘supraHex’ by Dr. Hai Fang and Prof. Julian Gough from Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol. Full details of the winner are available here. The Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) is the world’s largest bioinformatics/computational

BIG at the Royal Society

By | 2014-07-09T10:47:26+01:00 July 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

BIG lab members proudly demonstrated Ultrahaptics at the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition as part of ‘The hidden world of ultrasonic waves’. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Bristol and Electromechanical Research group at the University of Southampton. The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is an