News tagged with virtual model

Tracking people by their 'gait signature'

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a walking gait recognition system that, in combination with other tools, can help track an individual though a CCTV monitored area by analysing the way that they walk.

dateSep 20, 2012 in Engineering
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CeBIT: Robot obeys commands and gestures

At the CeBIT in Hanover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology will present innovations for our everyday life in the future. At the joint stand G33 in hall 26, a humanoid ...

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Robotics
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Simulating real-world surfaces

These days, cars are developed on computers, and to assist with this, designers want processes which generate realistic surfaces such as seat covers. Researchers have now developed high-resolution scanners which copy objects ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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A math-based model for deep-water oil drilling

Oil well control is one of the most important processes during drilling operations. In deepwater drilling, controlling pressure in the oil well is crucial, as excessive pressures in the drilled hole can result in blowouts, ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Mathematics
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The hand as a joystick

You need a mouse and a keyboard, a touch-screen or a joystick to control a computer system. In the future, a new gesture command system will make it possible to use just the fingers of a hand.

dateMay 26, 2011 in Engineering
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