Sensing and Computing

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How can we better understand advances in the use of sensing and video technologies for education, health care and business?

To help answer this question, mediaX sponsored five research projects that leveraged advances in sensing and video technologies for use in a variety of contexts. Research initiatives highlighted projects that explored use of sensors in the development of innovative science education curricula, the use of sensors and video technology to increase the mobility and independence of those who are blind or visually impaired, and haptic sensors that could leverage natural physical interaction with a handheld device for graphic design. Additional projects leveraged advances in computer vision to explore opportunities for rapid digitization to track the 3D shape of a moving or changing object, and devices to capture, store and display a high dynamic range of image data for next generation digital cameras and display devices.

Research Initiatives

Larry Leifer: Blind Navigator

Larry Leifer and Mark Bolas: Force Input Device for Graphical Environment Tweaking

Marc Levoy: High Speed 3D Shape Digitization Using Projected Light Patterns

Roy Pea: Marking SENS: Science Education Networks for Sensors

Brian Wandell: High Dynamic Range Image Capture and Display