Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Minalogic’s NOMAD Project Provides Technology Solutions to Design Human-Machine Interfaces for Tomorrow’s Tablets and Smartphones

The 3D Stream: Concept of a social-networks client offering an immersive, fun, customizable, dynamic and contextualized user experience.
The 3D Stream: Concept of a social-networks client offering an immersive, fun, customizable, dynamic and contextualized user experience.

Abstract:
Minalogic, worldwide competitive cluster dedicated to micro and nanotechnologies and embedded software, today announced the results of a four-year collaborative R&D project, NOMAD (Navigation on Mobile Objects and 3D Access).

Minalogic’s NOMAD Project Provides Technology Solutions to Design Human-Machine Interfaces for Tomorrow’s Tablets and Smartphones

Grenoble, France | Posted on June 18th, 2012

The project was created to provide practical technology solutions to help small and mid-sized companies meet the increasing challenges for improved user experience in the consumer electronics market. These solutions include new human-machine interaction techniques for future smartphones, tablets etc, adapted to more complex usages and sophisticated applications.

The partnership explored new kinds of interfaces for mobile devices - by using MEMS motion sensors and 3D graphics - while also creating hardware and software platforms and an open-source community to further develop the resulting technology.

"To remain competitive and consolidate their leadership in this battle of mobility, companies are working on new human-machine interfaces that enrich the use of smartphones and tablets," said Minalogic CEO Jean Chabbal. "The combination of skills within the NOMAD project allowed the partners to capitalize on their different expertise, to develop innovative technologies and thus remain leaders in their markets."

The project has enabled the development of several technological solutions for future human-machine interfaces on embedded systems:

- "Interaction" software toolbox that allows the creation of innovative user interfaces with integrated 2D and 3D graphics rendering to create alternatives to the traditional window, icon, menu and pointing-device interfaces

- "Motion" software toolbox that uses motion sensors (accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes) for implementing new "in-air" cursor control and gesture-based media content navigation

- Hardware and software platform (Linux & Android) for the development of future smartphones

- A development kit, "Snowball", (from the platform) accompanied by an open- source web community, Igloo (www.igloocommunity.org)

The partners explored several innovative interaction techniques. Demonstrators were developed following a user-centric approach, based on technological building blocks from the project.

NOMAD also contributed to the creation of nationally and internationally recognized local industrial ecosystem by leveraging synergies between large companies, research laboratories and SMEs. Innovative SMEs in the project, such as Calao Systems and Movea, have gained competitive advantages using these technologies in consumer and industrial electronics.

Partners in the project include Myriad Group and ST-Ericsson (large companies), Calao Systems and Movea (SMEs), as well as CEA-Leti and LIG - Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (Research institutes).

Examples of results and direct benefits of NOMAD

In 2011, Nomad partners ST-Ericsson and Calao Systems launched the "Snowball" development kit that helps developers and hobbyists develop new Android and Ubuntu-based devices and applications, with support from the "Igloo" open source community (www.igloocommunity.org).

Today, more than 4,000 Snowball kits are in use worldwide, while ST-Ericsson's NovaThor platforms - with the same application processors embedded - have become the basis for smartphones from HTC, Samsung, Sony, Motorola and a number of leading Chinese companies.

With Nomad's motion sensor technology, Movea developed in air cursor-control and gesture recognition applications such as the "Air Mouse" app that turns smartphones into motion enabled media interaction and gaming devices. Myriad Group used insights from the project to develop demonstration systems for using smartphones and tablets as home remote controls, and for 3D visualization of Twitter message streams. CEA-Leti and Movea established a joint lab where they continue to co-develop low-cost, energy efficient motion-sensor applications. LIG continues to research new kinds of human-machine interfaces, and is evaluating technology licenses with Myriad Group and other companies.

NOMAD also fostered the development of demonstrators with new concepts of human-machine interaction, 3D Stream and 3D Home. These demonstrators were used in the overall valuation of the project and as the basis for creating and spinning off new software offerings (such as "Myriad Intelligence Hub" for Myriad).

####

About Minalogic
Created in 2005, the Minalogic global competitive cluster in Grenoble is a public/private partnership with more than 200 members dedicated to supporting integration of hardware and embedded software. Minalogic’s collaborative projects are focused on developing products and services that capitalize on the potential of better combinations of micro- and nanotechnology and embedded software. The cluster encourages and supports industry research-training collaborations with companies in Europe, Asia and the U.S., while responding to the global high-tech community's need to identify new value-added services that can be integrated into existing products in health care, the environment, mobility, the media, the textile industry and other areas.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Press contact:

Agency: Amélie Ravier
+33 (0)1 58 18 59 30
amélie ravier
account executive

loomis::group
www.loomisgroup.com

Copyright © Minalogic

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices December 8th, 2017

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements December 8th, 2017

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid December 8th, 2017

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform December 8th, 2017

Software

EC Project Aims at Creating and Commercializing Cyber-Physical-System Solutions November 14th, 2017

Leti Launches Emulator Service to Boost ROI and Speed Time to Market for European Chipmakers: Anchored by Mentor Veloce Emulator Machine, Leti’s Offer Includes Support for Design, Debug and Analysis of Results August 31st, 2017

Technology Companies Join Forces for TEM Imaging and Analysis August 3rd, 2017

Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software: Advanced software and algorithms enhancing Nanometrics metrology fleet capabilities fab-wide July 13th, 2017

MEMS

First Capacitive Transducer with 13nm Gap July 27th, 2017

Bosch announces high-performance MEMS acceleration sensors for wearables June 27th, 2017

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch: New study reveals characteristic of islands of magnetic metals between vacuum gaps, displaying tunnelling electric current March 1st, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Discoveries

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices December 8th, 2017

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements December 8th, 2017

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid December 8th, 2017

Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes: Rice University toxicity study shows plant growth enhanced by -- but only by -- purified nanotubes December 6th, 2017

Announcements

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices December 8th, 2017

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements December 8th, 2017

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid December 8th, 2017

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform December 8th, 2017

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Chinese market opens up for Carbodeon nanodiamonds: Carbodeon granted Chinese Patent for Nanodiamond-containing Thermoplastic Thermal Compounds December 4th, 2017

Picosun’s ALD nanolaminates improve lifetime and reliability of electronic circuit boards October 24th, 2017

Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale: Invention bagged four patents and could potentially make microprocessor chips work 1,000 times faster October 20th, 2017

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury: Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring September 6th, 2017

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform December 8th, 2017

Nano Global, Arm Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Chip to Drive Health Revolution by Capturing and Analyzing Molecular Data in Real Time November 21st, 2017

EC Project Aims at Creating and Commercializing Cyber-Physical-System Solutions November 14th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Fudan Team to Deliver Next Generation Dual Interface Smart Card November 14th, 2017

Research partnerships

Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes: Rice University toxicity study shows plant growth enhanced by -- but only by -- purified nanotubes December 6th, 2017

Copper will replace toxic palladium and expensive platinum in the synthesis of medications: The effectiveness of copper nanoparticles as a catalyst has been proven December 5th, 2017

Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer: Rice, MD Anderson use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success November 30th, 2017

Tiny robots step closer to treating hard-to-reach parts of the body November 25th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project