Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Technology turns paper in to touchscreen developed by FUJITSU

The technology has been grown so rapidly that every device or gadget we use is made of touchscreen including mobile, ipad, computer and many more.But what about paper???

Fujitsu has developed a technology that detects objects your finger is touching in the real world, effectively turning any surface — a piece of paper, for example — into a touchscreen, DigInfo reports.

Taichi Murase, a researcher at Fujitsu's Media Service System Lab explains "This system doesn't use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology".

Sunday, 31 March 2013

BionicOpter dragonfly robot


FESTO demonstrates Bionicopter

The robot dragonfly measures 44 cm (17.3-inches) long from tip to tail. Its sturdy and lightweight housing and mechanical system are fashioned from aluminum, polyamide (sintered) and terpolymer (deep-drawn ABS), contributing to its overall weight of just 175 g.

The beast is controlled by an ARM microcontroller, which calculates all of the parameters relating to mechanical adjustment based on input from the onboard inertia, acceleration and position sensors, together with pilot input, then translates these into movement by actuating the servo motors.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

NTT DOCOMO gears up to 5G data

NTT DoCoMo confirms successful 10Gbps wireless test

No, it’s not the world’s most conspicuous surveillance van — it’s
1 of the first actions toward 5G data. NTT DoCoMo has just confirmed that the gear-laden automobile above effectively conducted a 10Gbps wireless test in Ishigaki this December with the aid of the Tokyo Institute of Technologies. The dry run relied on frequencies and bandwidth effectively outdoors of usual cellular service, in the 11GHz band with 400MHz of spectrum, but proved that it was attainable to blow past the speeds of LTE and LTE-Advanced while moving outdoors the test utilized 24 antennas to maintain the hyperlink. DoCoMo eventually hopes for equivalent speed in frequencies over 5GHz, and it really is not shy about hoping the technology will define mobile communication as it improves. Although we’re not expecting this type of breakneck efficiency in a telephone for years, it is good to know that 4G is not necessarily the finish of the line.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Scuddy electric folding scooter stands up, sits down and trolleys 


The Scuddy is made in Germany  


The Segway never actually changed the way cities are built – or anything else for that matter – but to a certain segment of commuter, a small, light, zero-emissions mode of transportation remains quite attractive. The Scuddy is a German-built electric scooter that fits the bill. It folds up for easy transport, allows riders to sit or stand, and provides an attractive alternative to cars, bikes and motorcycles ... and Segways. 

The Scuddy can be ridden in seated or standing positions Accessory baskets adds some room for cargo 

The Scuddy can be ridden in seated or standing positions The Scuddy has LED head and tail lights 

 The Scuddy can be ridden in seated or standing positions 


Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Swiss bionic hand offers true sensations through the nervous system  



Swiss bionic hand offers true sensations through the nervous system

Those wearing bionic hands and similar prostheses often suffer a frustrating disconnect when they can touch an object but can't feel it, even if they're using direct neural control. The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and allies in Project TIME have developed a hand that could clear that psychological hurdle. The design implants electrodes directly in key nerves that not only allow motor input, but deliver real sensory feedback from the artificial appendage -- including needle pokes, much to the test subject's chagrin. An early trial (seen above) kept the enhanced hand separate from the wearer and was limited to two sensations at once, but an upcoming trial will graft the hand on to a tester's arm for a month, with sensations coming from across much of the simulated hand. EPFL hopes to have a fully workable unit ready to test in two years' time, which likely can't come soon enough for amputees wanting more authentic physical contact.