Tagged: Haptics

Say goodbye to mouse with the Flow wireless controller

Flow wireless controller by Senic

Senic, Berlin-based innovative manufacturer of tangible interfaces have unveiled their first product which is a freely programmable, haptic control for smart devices. Called Flow, the wireless controller will free us from the need of a keyboard and a mouse which due to their design are unable to offer us the same ability and sensitivity as our hands. Flow is an intuitive and precise shortcut tool to our favorite actions. The creators of Flow has incorporated three technologies into the device to suit the needs of users. Hand gesture recognition, sensitive touch and precise haptics are the technologies offered by the tool which will allow users to work, play and create in the digital world in a perfect way.
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Interview: William Provancher, creator of Reactive Grip motion controller

Interview William Provancher creator of Reactive Grip motion controller

It has been a while since we acquainted you with Reactive Grip, a motion controller with tactile feedback for playing RPG games with swords or knifes. Since then a lot of improvements have been made to the Reactive Grip since it was first revealed  at Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2013 and now it is all set to hit Kickstarter soon (by the end of October). It is lighter and slimmer with the addition of ergonomically integrated trigger, thumbstick and buttons. The feedback of this motion controller has got even better and it is compatible with Sixense STEM tracking system with mounting options for trackers such as Razer Hydra. The controller is 7.25 inches (19 cm) as compared to the 11 inch (28 cm) height of the previous Reactive Grip.  So, it was high time we got a personal one-on-one view of what William Provancher has to say about this cool technology and the subsequent product created using it. We got the chance to get an exclusive interview with William Provancher, Associate Professor at University of Utah and the creator of Reactive Grip from Tactical Haptics, and here is how it went.

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Tilting and moving Tilt Displays developed to revolutionize 3D viewing

There are many kinds of 3D displays available out there and now a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have surprised us with the development of a very unique type of a display composed of nine small panels, which not only move but also physically tilt along multiple axes. Dubbed the Tilt Displays, the nine panels of the display are capable of tilting individually on one or more axis or moving up and down vertically, and together they measure about half the size of a regular tablet, say iPad. Read More…