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World's top technology researchers coming to Queen's for TEI 2012

KINGSTON, ON One of the world's top conferences in human-computer interaction, TEI 2012, is taking place at Queen's University. Researchers from around the world are coming to Kingston to present the latest technology through talks, exhibits and demonstrations.

Some of the technology on display includes: a two-sided flexible TV screen that can be folded like paper; socially networked yoga mats; a glove for deaf-blind people that translates the hand-touch alphabet Lorm (a common form of communication used by deaf-blind people) into text; and a wearable system of sensors designed to improve posture among office workers by rewarding regular body movement with access to a video game during the workday.

The event is being organized by the Queen's Human Media Lab.

TEI 2012 human-computer interaction conference. TEI stands for Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, and is the top international conference on the development of Tangible User Interfaces. Click here to watch video of some of the technology to be presented.

Leading researchers from Microsoft Research, Siemens, Disney Research, MIT Media Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, University of Tokyo and other top institutes and universities from around the world will be conducting interactive demonstrations, art works and presentations. Highlights include presentations by Steve Mann (University of Toronto) and Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research), and an interactive laser performance by Edwin van der Heide.

February 19-22, 2012.

Queen's University, in Kingston, Ont., Canada

For more details, contact Mike Onesi (613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or or Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or


Contact: Michael Onesi
613-533-6000 x77513
Queen's University

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