Department of Physics
Tue 03 Mar '15
Dr Jack A. Cohen Computer interaction in three dimensions
Jack has developed a wireless device that detects and uses detailed 3D movements in your fingertips to interact with a computer. It has huge potential in the multi-billion pound gaming industry and other niche markets such as remotely operated machinery.
It works by combining information from cameras and wireless sensors, and in the future this technology could even replace traditional computer keyboards and mice to enable people to create and manipulate digital information with their hands in a free and natural way. It could also enable people to perform new tasks that would previously have been too complex or intricate, such as sorting and processing large and disparate data.
Its accuracy and affordability make it stand out from other consumer technologies on the market, and it could be a key enabler in bringing augmented and virtual reality technologies into the mainstream. The device is currently in prototyping and is expected to reach the market in the next few years.
You can see a video of his work here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckhyMxF8lOQ
Tue 17 Feb '15
Publication in NJP Highlights of 2014
Congratulations to David Dossett and Tom Latham as their paper has been selected to appear in the New Journal of Physics “Highlights of 2014” collection. This collection is a special showcase of articles that have been chosen to represent the breadth of interest and excellence of the work published in the journal last year.
To view the entire collection online please go to:
Tue 03 Feb '15
Making light work of fibre optic optimisation
Intense computing at the Hartree Centre has enabled researchers from Aston University and the University of Warwick to test pioneering simulation software that could improve fibre optic cable performance.
Fri 16 Jan '15