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Smart glove team shortlisted for Technology Ireland Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

Posted on: 01 Nov 2017

Smart glove team shortlisted for Technology Ireland Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

We are delighted to announce that researchers from the Wireless Sensor Networks group, led by Dr Brendan O’Flynn, behind Tyndall’s Smart Glove (a Haptic Human Computer Interface (HCI) system) have been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement in the field of Digital Technology’ category of the Technology Ireland Software Awards

Tyndall’s smart glove for HCI is a culmination of a decade of research in the development of motion sensing for the human body and incorporating the latest technology to bridge the human and digital worlds of Augmented/Virtual Reality and robotics. Working in collaboration with the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology, and in conjunction with industrial design experts “Design Partners" in Bray, as well as manufacturers of wearable technology, the team hopes to create a device that transports people’s hands into the virtual world providing them with a fully immersive experience.

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Javier Torres-Sanchez from Tyndall's Wireless Sensor Networks group demonstrates the smart glove

Sponsored by the Technology Ireland Innovation Forum, the Outstanding Academic Achievement award recognises an academic institution, academic department or individual for outstanding contribution to the software sector. The award criteria includes the level of innovation demonstrated as well as the level of engagement with industry on direction of research, possible commercial viability and actual commercial application.

In total, 36 entries from companies and organisations have been shortlisted in eight categories for the Technology Ireland Software Industry Awards 2017. Winners will be announced on 24 November in the Mansion House, Dublin.  ​

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