Navigation Links
Let your fingers do the driving
Date:9/26/2010

o commercialize his tactile feedback devices for steering wheels and other potential uses.

"If we were approached by an interested automaker, it could be in their production cars in three to five years," he says, noting he already has had preliminary talks with three automakers and a European original equipment manufacturer.

In addition to possible devices for the vision- and hearing-impaired, Provancher says the technology could be used in a handheld device to let people feel fingertip-stretch pulses rather than hear clicks as they scroll through an iPod music playlist. He also says it might be used as a new way to interact with an MP3 music player in a vehicle, or to control games.

Provancher set the stage for the tactile navigation devices in two research papers this year in the journal Transactions on Haptics, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Haptics is to the sense of touch what optics is to vision.

In one of those studies, Provancher tested a haptic device that stretched the fingertip skin in four horizontal directions (right, left, front, back) and found that relatively faster and larger (one twenty-fifth of an inch) movements conveyed direction information most accurately.

In that study, Provancher also mentioned other possible uses for such devices, including allowing command centers to direct emergency responders and urban soldiers to incident locations, or directing air traffic controllers' attention to important information on a computer screen.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
leesiegel@ucomm.utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. MIT researchers explain mystery of gravity fingers
2. Climate change driving Michigan mammals north
3. Simulation study may help Parkinsons patients retain driving skills
4. Bad driving may have genetic basis, UCI study finds
5. Scientists reveal driving force behind evolution
6. Way to go: MBL scientists identify driving forces in human cell division
7. UT Southwesterns BioCenter driving biotech, medical innovation in North Texas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Let your fingers do the driving
(Date:4/23/2014)... of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among ... part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that ... paper. , The article, published in the journal ... in urban centers who have less access to green ... a condition caused by immune system dysfunction. , When ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... their mid-thirties and forties, face a devastating prognosis: ... decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, long blamed for the ... primary focus of therapies in development by pharmaceutical ... Gerardo Lederkremer and Dr. Julia Leitman of Tel ... in collaboration with Prof. Ulrich Hartl of the ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... People who have had a stroke, often suffer motor ... a study conducted in Taiwan, that will be published ... but is currently freely available on-line as an unedited ... when one group of stroke victims had their own ... brain and a similar group did not, those who ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 2Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 3On the defensive 2On the defensive 3Autologous stem cell therapy improves motor function in chronic stroke victims 2
... Jobs, livelihoods and ecotourism industries can benefit from having ... coral reefs, marine researchers say. Despite their small ... often get more attention, herbivorous fish play a vital ... support the livelihoods of 500 million people worldwide, say ...
... 8th May 2012. A group of researchers from the ... INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has ... general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioural level ... the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a new abused ...
... It is increasingly recognized that chronic psychotropic drug ... Indeed, clinical studies in humans present an intriguing picture: ... may contribute to cortical gray matter loss in patients, ... and mania, may preserve gray matter in patients. ...
Cached Biology News:Weed-eating fish 'help protect jobs, livelihoods' 2Weed-eating fish 'help protect jobs, livelihoods' 3Internet and new drugs: A challenge for public health 2Psychiatric medication effects on brain structure 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 14, 2014 ... analyze and research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives ... industry, health professionals, and researchers about the challenges ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO ) The ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... In recent years, growing suspicion about the pharmaceutical ... and promotion has led to unprecedented levels of public ... about the insidious impact of commercialization of research, has ... the world’s biggest pharmas for illegal marketing activities, allegations ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014   Kinaxis ®, provider of RapidResponse ®, a ... operations planning ( S&OP ) service, is proud to be ... will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, January ... Elisabeth Kaszas , Director of Supply Chain at Amgen, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 During the ... now known as “The Doctor’s Plague.” In this time period, ... hands. This led, at times, to the death of vulnerable ... today don’t know that they may be unwittingly transmitting herpes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 3
... Attention To ,The Sneak Thief of Sight, NEW ... one of the,main causes of blindness around the globe, ... have announced the first annual,World Glaucoma Day, to be ... marked,by awareness and educational events organized by glaucoma institutions ...
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: HOLX ) today announced that Patrick Sullivan, ... presenting at the Merrill,Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical ... Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY., Interested parties ... of,Hologic,s investor presentation on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at ...
... AlphaVax has,assembled its Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Advisory Board to provide ... candidates through clinical,development. To be chaired by Dr. Robert ... -- Mark Schleiss, MD, Professor, Associate Head ... Legion Chair in the Department of Pediatrics and Director, ...
Cached Biology Technology:World Glaucoma Day Set for March 6th 2Hologic to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference 2AlphaVax Announces New CMV Advisory Board 2
Enables rapid purification of double-stranded DNA fragments = 200 bp, including, for example, PCR reaction products, DNA fragments obtained in restriction enzyme digests, or double-stranded cDNA...
5 minutes from gel band to purified DNA...
... commonly used in baculovirus plaque ... agaroses either contain contaminants that ... or lack the physical characteristics ... Novagen's BacPlaque Agarose is pre-qualified ...
...
Biology Products: