Davide's App Featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine29th August 2013
Davide's New Forest Cicada app - available for both Android and iPhone platforms - has been featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine (Summer Edition) as one of the 'three things they love'.
The NFC App in BBC Wildlife Magazine
The app uses the microphone of your smartphone to capture the sound in the surrounding environment. This sound is analysed on the phone itself to provide you with immediate feedback on whether the cicada is there or not. In both cases, if you complete a survey (by tapping on the cicada image in the detector page), the app will send a report to the project team with location and time of the survey, and the result of the cicada detection. If the app has detected an insect call that is similar to a cicada, it will also prompt you to upload a recording so that it can be analysed in more detail.
Download it for Android or iOS.
For more information, click here.
I Provide 'Expert Advice' on Haptic Technology8th October 2013
This morning I was contacted by a journalist from 'The Engineer' magazine, who was writing a piece about research at Bristol University on the use of ultrasound as a tactile technology. The technology, which I saw demonstrated at a conference a few years ago, uses inaudible ultrasound waves to give the sensation of touch to the fingertips, and by using an array of transducers, can target the sensation at particular locations. My comments on the technology included:
"'Touchless haptics is prob... [more]
I Visit our Malaysian Campus to Help with Admissions28th August 2013
I have just returned from a week's visit to the University of Southampton's campus in Malaysia (USMC). The campus is part of EduCity@Iskandar Nusjaya, just a few minutes across the bridge from Singapore. I am the Senior Admissions Tutor for the EEE degree at USMC (and in the UK), and so this was a fantastic opportunity for me to find out more about the admissions process in Malaysia
During the visit, I helped with one of their Open Days, receiving many interested applicants to the campus for ... [more]