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Sriram Subramanian

School of Engineering & Informatics, University of Sussex, UK.

11am - June 28nd, 2018. Salle des thèses, IRIT.

Manipulating acoustic wavefronts for mid-air haptics and displays

Abstract: One of the visions on my research is to deliver novel visual and tactile experiences to users without instrumenting them with wearable or head-mounted displays. My team has been exploring various technical solutions to create displays that use air as the diffuser surface to project visual content and haptic systems that use air pressure to create tactile feedback. For example, Ultrahaptics is our haptic feedback system that uses acoustic radiation forces to create tactile stimulations in multiple locations of the hand. This feedback is created in mid-air – so users don’t have to touch or hold any device to experience it. In this talk, I will present some of our recent projects on this topic and conclude with the use of acoustic radiation forces to create displays based on levitation.

Speaker Bio: Sriram Subramanian is a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies at the University of Sussex (UK) where he leads a research group on novel interactive systems. Before joining Sussex, he was a Professor of Human-computer Interaction at the University of Bristol and prior to this a senior scientist at Philips Research Netherlands. His research interests are in creating new physical systems that combines physics, engineering, computer science and design to expand the users interactive bandwidth. One such system led to the formation of Ultrahaptics a company that exploits our ability to manipulate acoustic wavefronts for creating haptic sensations. In 2016, he and his co-founders won the Collin-Campbell Mitchell award for outstanding contributions to engineering in the last 4 yrs.

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