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Ivan Poupyrev

Ivan Poupyrev's Virtual Reality at Disney

By Olga Kharif on September 06, 2012 Ivan Poupyrev is a touchy-feely kind of guy—in a technical sense. The 42-year-old senior research scientist at Disney Research in Pittsburgh has created an orchid that emits sounds when its stem is stroked and a knob that unlocks a door when it’s ...

How Disney is helping plants find their voice

Meet Dr. Ivan Poupyrev — a man who Fast Company named one of the 100 most creative people in the world, a computer science professor at one of the most prominent robotics institutes in the world. He’s a man who discovered a way to make touchscreens tactile. He’s a man who figured out how ...

Interaction master Ivan Poupyrev has joined Motorola’s ATAP lab

Ivan Poupyrev has a history of user interaction mastery under his belt. After eight years at Sony working on touch displays and haptic feedback tech, he moved on to Disney Research. His most recent accomplishment, Touché, created interactive touch experiences on unusual surfaces like ...

New Tech Makes the World Your Touch Screen

For instance, the developer of the technology, Ivan Poupyrev, demonstrated a doorknob equipped with Touché that is able to register how someone is touching it. [See also: New Touch Screen Tech 'Listens' to Your Taps ] Because of its one-wire design and ability to transmit signals ...

Japan's workforce spy tech goes extreme

' Often there is nothing in-between," says Ivan Poupyrev, a researcher who lived in Japan for 15 years. In fact, the country has a very low crime rate that has been declining over the last 60 years. Japan's particularly successful brand of social cohesion has resulted in densely crowded ...

Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures

“Touch interaction has become the standard for smartphones, tablets and even desktop computers, so designing algorithms that can convert the visual content into believable tactile sensations has immense potential for enriching the user experience,” Ivan Poupyrev, the director of Disney’s ...

Disney Just Figured Out Virtual Textures, Letting You ‘Feel’ Bumps and Ridges on a Touchscreen

“Our brain perceives the 3D bump on a surface mostly from information that it receives via skin stretching,” said Ivan Poupyrev, who runs Disney Research’s interaction group in Pittsburgh, in a company press release (PDF). “Therefore, if we can artificially stretch skin on a finger as it ...

Disney project turns the human body into a stealthy speaker (video)

"Ishin-­‐Den-­‐Shin lends an unequaled level of intimacy to digital communications," said Ivan Poupyrev, principal research scientist and head of the interaction technology group at Disney Research, Pittsburgh. "It explores the continued blurring of the boundaries between the human body...

Now, device that lets your fingertips talk

The installation has been designed and developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh by Yuri Suzuki, Olivier Bau and Ivan Poupyrev. It consists of a microphone that can record sounds and transmit them through touch. Once recorded, the sound is transformed in an inaudible signal. This signal is ...

Disney's Amazing Air Cannons Let You Touch the Digital World

One of his collaborators there is Ivan Poupyrev, the interaction whiz whose own recent Disney Research project, Touché, makes brilliant use of some simple sensors to make any physical object–a leaf, a doorknob, a book, or a puddle of water–touch-sensitive. Sodhi, Poupyrev, and their ...

Motorola hires scientist who made everything touch-sensitive

Which may explain why Google-owned Motorola has hired Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, who’s best known as the research scientist who made plants sing. Last year, Fast Company magazine named Poupyrev one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, and he is now part of Motorola’s advanced technology ...

Motorola hires Disney scientist who made plants sing

Motorola has hired one of the world's premier interaction designers, Dr. Ivan Poupyrev. Poupyrev, voted one of the world's most creative people in 2013 by Fast Company Design, comes to the Google-owned phone manufacturer from Disney Research. He joins Motorola to work in the ...

The Weekender: spinning singles, sensing smoke, and sniffing out samples

This week, we drop by the office of Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, a computer science professor and Disney researcher who just happens to have made a plant sing. How do you create sound effects for a movie taking place in the silence of space? We caught up with two members of Gravity's audio team to ...

By Tricking the Brain, Disney’s Bringing Digital Sight to the Blind

"The brain will be fooled into thinking an actual physical bump is on a touch screen even through the touch surface is completely smooth,” said Ivan Poupyrev, director of Disney Research’s Pittsburgh Interaction group. The digital gears turning on a digital clock might feel rigid to a ...

In Pittsburgh, science gets playful

Ivan Poupyrev, principal research scientist at Disney, Pittsburgh -- "If you can make the entire world interactive and responsive and, in a sense magical, that's amazing. The Paper Generator developed by Disney Research, Pittsburgh is made of lightweight, inexpensive materials. In this ...

Motorola Just Hired One Of The World's Greatest Interaction Designers

Disney Research’s Ivan Poupyrev has left for Motorola Mobility’s top secret innovation lab, run by the former head of DARPA. Leave it to this guy to turn Motorola into a UX juggernaut. After eight years at Sony and five years spent elevating Disney Research to one of the premier ...

MAKE Seven Visions of Biohacking, Biosensing, and Biomimicry

Dr. Ivan Poupyrev of Disney’s Interaction Group will present on Botanicus Interacticus, a new technology that turns any house plant into a touch controller. He’ll talk about using human bodies to transmit sound, creating touch screens on water, 3D-printed interactive eyes, and virtual ...

inForm: An Ephemeral Construction Machine

Then there are other people who have built shape displays before, Ivan Poupyrev has a project called Lumen when he was working at Sony, and other related work such as Wavehandling, so we’re not the first to do that, maybe not even the best. We hit a nice sweet spot in terms of the ...

Podcast: expanding our experience of interfaces and interaction

A chat with Amanda Parkes, Ivan Poupyrev, and Hayes Raffle. by Jenn Webb | @JennWebb | +Jenn Webb | Comment | October 7, 2013 At our Sci Foo Camp this past summer, Jon Bruner, Jim Stogdill, Roger Magoulas, and I were joined by guests Amanda Parkes, a professor in the Department of ...

Motorola hires Disney Research employee, will join the department behind Moto X

To grow its Advanced Technology and Products department, Motorola has hired Disney Research’s Dr. Ivan Poupyrev. While working with Disney, Poupyrev worked at Disney’s Carnegie Mellon laboratory as a scientist. He designed Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing. It allows a single ...

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