At Cornell University in Ithaca, there’s a group of researchers who are working to teach electronic devices what makes people tick. The group, called People-Aware Computer, is headed by Tanzeem Choudhury, a professor of information science at Cornell. Lately, Choudhury’s … Continue reading
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Researchers at MIT and Tufts have developed a computer interface that can recognize when a person is multitasking, using a wearable brain scanner called a functional near-infrared spectroscopy sensor, and then modify the system to make it easier. From my … Continue reading
Tiny lights can be found on myriad electronic devices from toothbrushes and wristwatches to mobile phones and modems. All of these gadgets use flashing LED lights to communicate information in a slightly different way. While some light blinks make sense … Continue reading
Electronic missives are a constant feature of the modern office. But how much does receiving and responding to email throughout the day steal our focus and stress us out? Researchers from the University of California Irvine and the U.S. Army … Continue reading
The CHI 2012 conference is in Austin, TX this year, May 5-12. I’ll be reporting from the event, posting videos, interviews, and short write-ups of interesting projects. In the meantime, watch the video teaser below.