- Tabletop interaction technology is still in its infancy and the absence of widely accessible multi-touch hardware and software products has meant that the majority of existing systems are at best research prototypes. The goal of the proposed partnershipPerforming arts use motion-capture tools for activities ranging from live productions to creative screen-bound works, choreographic notation and archiving. These activities have shaped original interdisciplinary platforms, combining artistic performance skills with research from sectors such as biomechanics, sensor development, information processing and display. While captured human movement data could be theoretically interesting to a variety ...Livestock are a key component in the Human food-chain. Ensuring their wellbeing is therefore of critical importance. In today’s food aware society, maintaining the highest levels of animal welfare is a top priority of food producers. Animals whose health and welfare is compromised display patterns of abnormal behaviour even though they might appear physically well. This project ...#NewsHack is a BBC Connected Studios hack day where digital tinkerers and open data advocates are invited to create hacks within 24 hours. Culture Lab’s team consisted of Andrew Garbett, Tom Bartindale, Sebastian Mellor, Jan Kučera who hacked away using BBC, TheyWorkForYou, Yahoo! and Twitter API’s to create NewsDrop (http://hack.sbl.io/) National news coverage of Parliamentary debate is ...A film competition and community filmmaking project, which will use prototype filmmaking methods developed as part of the CX Participatory Production Technologies project. This project comprises two main goals. Firstly, it is part of an ongoing conservation effort to protect the red squirrel. By raising awareness of the issues facing the species in the UK, this project ...Older people are accounting for an increasingly higher percentage of the UK’s population, with life expectancy rising at an unprecedented rate and predictions that by 2033, 25% of the population will be over 65 years old. The Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme was set up in order to meet the challenges and make the most ...Approximately 70% of people with Parkinson’s Disease experience problems with swallowing. The resulting build-up of saliva can cause drooling, which is often a source of embarrassment and puts the person at risk of choking or pneumonia if the saliva gets into the lungs. Therefore, it is important that people who suffer from drooling have a ...
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9am - 12amTouchbugs is an open source hardware and software framework for a novel actuated tangible technology. Touchbugs are small tangibles that use directed bristles and vibration motors for actuation (giving them the ability to move independently). Their infrared LEDs allow multiple Touchbugs to both be spatially tracked (position and orientation) on optical multi-touch tables and to ...The Ambient Kitchen is a platform for research that has been installed at Culture Lab since early 2007. This early version of the kitchen was intended as a demonstration of what assistive technology might look like in the future. It used RFID technology, a pressure-sensitive floor, Wii-mote accelerometers and short-throw projectors to show how people ...This research project involves the design and development of a sensing infrastructure that consists of networked physical (e.g. presence sensors, power consumption sensors) and virtual (e.g. calendar and room booking sensors, application usage sensors) sensors, which will provide fine-grained information about how much energy is being used, for what purpose and by whom. By applying techniques ...Department of Hidden Stories is a card-based and mobile phone app-based alternative reality game designed to transform the Library into a gaming space where children can use books as a resource for creating their own stories, narratives and sharing these with others. Stories are written down on paper, captured as a photograph on the phone, ...
- The prolonged nature of chronic illnesses means that those who suffer from them, as well as those close to them such as family members, must have an understanding of and learn to manage the symptoms to allow them to maintain a good quality of life. The aim of the SMART2 project was to investigate how ...LandNote was developed as part of the Contested Common Land project. It was tool to provide interactive online maps for each of the case study areas examined as part of the project: Eskdale in Cumbria, Ingleton in North Yorkshire, the Elan and Claerwen Valleys in Powys, and Brancaster and Thornham in Norfolk. For each case study ...PosterVote is an artifact that allows sustainable electronic voting by dropping the development and maintenance costs, while increasing the potential for social movements to engage in action and for communities to support and respond to such action. PosterVote can be considered a tool to support citizen science, as it can be used by citizens to collect data in the ...The Nightingallery was an interactive musical installation featuring an animatronic bird. Members of the public were encouraged to approach and talk to the bird. The human voice was processed and then used to drive a synthesiser that meant the bird could talk back, both by mimicking the participant in bird song and by adding its ...TouchBridge was an active tangible marker system for optical based multi-touch surfaces. It built on a previously proposed method of marker tracking based upon the augmentation of physical objects with IR Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). In this previous method, the LEDs transmitted a modulated signal that was tracked by a camera; this signal was able ...Many therapies available to combat mental illnesses such as clinical depression, borderline personality disorder or dementia are intended to combat negative symptoms. For this PhD, we posit that we can complement these existing healthcare practices with digital technology that will encourage positivity as well as diminish negativity. For example, we could support individuals while they ...For the KITE (Keeping in Touch Every Day) project, we developed two prototype devices in collaboration with two people with dementia and their carers. The devices were intended to assist the particular individuals involved in the project in the maintenance of solitary activities outside the house and help alleviate fears they or their carers may ...Try clicking here for more contentTry clicking here for more content
WelcomeWe are an interaction design and ubiquitous computing research group based in Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Established in 2008, the group is led by Patrick Olivier and has a core team of around sixty researchers. Our work focuses on the experience-centred design of digital technology and applied challenges in ubiquitous computing. Many members of the group originate from a disciplines outside computer science, including psychology, electronic engineering, sociology, clinical sciences, education, design and fine art.
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