Mobile Computing talk

BCS Glasgow have a talk on Mobile Computing coming up next week. Here are the details:

Our next talk is on Monday evening 11th May 2009 in the Lord Todd building of the University of Strathclyde. Peter Barrie of Glasgow Caledonian University will give a talk on Mobile Computing.

Bio: Peter Barrie is a lecturer and co-director of the Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory (MUCom) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Over the span of his academic and industrial career he has worked in many areas including real-time systems, parallel-computer design, industrial automation, robotics, clinical software, transport systems and mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Synopsis: The talk will first of all provide an introduction to MUCom in relation to some of their work in mobile information systems. Secondly there will be an overview of the technology and a live demonstration of the MUCom Mirrored Motion system for real-time body-motion capture. This will include an application of the system in the area of augmented-reality – using gesture recognition to interact with virtual objects. The custom-designed technology makes use of wireless-sensor technology to form a body-area-network.

Refreshments and light buffet will be available from 6.00pm, and the meeting will start at 6.30pm.

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About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I also talk at software development conferences.

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