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Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c2
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  • Lost on your cell phone: innovations from NAB 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 5
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    It seems clear that many businesses believe there's a profit to be had in IPTV and mDTV innovations, given the number of companies who had booths and who participated in the National Association of Broadcasters 2006 conference. And these businesses are investing on a variety of levels, with different approaches in how they think consumers will buy into the technology - whether streaming over a lap... View full abstract»

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Haptics in virtual reality and multimedia

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):6 - 11
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    Imagine that you're chatting with a good friend who tells you about her new cashmere pullover, and that you're able to touch it and appreciate the soft sensation of the cashmere wool - remotely over the Web in your virtual chatroom! In this article, the authors present their work on haptic sensing of virtual textiles. This is work done in the context of the Haptex research project that aims at int... View full abstract»

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  • Engaging the public through mass-scale multimedia networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 15
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    The authors investigate the technological challenges and social implications of multimedia applications that will be driven by national campaigns. These applications offer the opportunity to achieve a level of public participation and engagement that's more massive than we as readers might initially imagine View full abstract»

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  • Computer vision, image analysis, and master art: part 1

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 20
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    Can computer systems help us understand paintings and the methods of great masters? In this three-part series, David C. Stork describes how he uses techniques adapted from computer vision and image analysis to shed light on art and problems in art history. In part 1, the subject is perspective, and among the questions posed: did the artists of the Renaissance use optical projections as has been re... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Celebrates Two 60-Year Anniversaries

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 21
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Haptic User Interfaces for Multimedia Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):22 - 23
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    The guest editors talk a little about haptic interfaces and give an overview of the articles for this special issue. View full abstract»

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  • The importance of the sense of touch in virtual and real environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):24 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (64)  |  Patents (1)
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    What would be worse, losing your sight or your sense of touch? Although touch (more generally, somesthesis) is commonly underrated, major somesthetic loss can't be adequately compensated for by sight. It results in catastrophic impairments of hand dexterity, haptic capabilities, walking, perception of limb position, and so on. Providing users with inadequate somesthetic feedback in virtual environ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 31
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  • Individualized interactive home-based haptic telerehabilitation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 39
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    We present a haptic telerehabilitation framework for patients with upper-limb dysfunction that is well-suited for deployment in patients' homes. Specifically, a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) haptic force-feedback driving wheel interfaces with a PC to create a haptic Virtual Driving Environment (hVDE). Coupling this framework with parametric exercise/ movement protocols-structured as driving exer... View full abstract»

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  • A haptic-enabled multimodal interface for the planning of hip arthroplasty

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):40 - 48
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    Multimodal environments help fuse a diverse range of sensory modalities, which is particularly important when integrating the complex data involved in surgical preoperative planning. The authors apply a multimodal interface for preoperative planning of hip arthroplasty with a user interface that integrates immersive stereo displays and haptic modalities. This article overviews this multimodal appl... View full abstract»

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  • 2006 Editorial Calendar

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 49
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  • Transferring bioelasticity knowledge through haptic interaction

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):50 - 60
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    This study establishes a practical environment for transferring knowledge on bioelasticity between expert and trainee medical practitioners. Through haptic interaction with a deformable virtual anatomical model, experts set the model's elasticity conditions by simulating a surgical procedure. Trainees experience the elasticity by attempting the same surgical manipulation View full abstract»

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  • Call for Award Nominations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 61
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  • Haptic media synchronization for remote surgery through simulation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):62 - 69
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    Network delay affects the operational instability of haptic displays for telehaptic remote surgery applications using simulation. A synchronization control mechanism for haptic media reduces network delay's effects and enhances telehaptic capability in these applications View full abstract»

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  • Testing usability of multimodal applications with visually impaired children

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):70 - 76
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    Testing multimodal applications with visually impaired children requires specific testing methods and procedures. In this article, we used a SensAble Phantom device to produce haptic feedback together with stereo sound and visual feedback. We also experimented with low-cost haptic devices, such as force-feedback game controllers and tactile-feedback devices. Here we discuss how to conduct usabilit... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Packages for Institutions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 77
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  • Using talking heads for real-time virtual videophone in wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):78 - 84
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    Low bandwidth makes real-time video over wireless and mobile networks expensive and limits transmission length. An architecture that substitutes a person's face with a text-based facial vector description transmitted over a network in tandem with a voice stream requires minimal bandwidth, enabling real-time videophony over various wireless networks View full abstract»

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  • Upcoming Events

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 85
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  • Large-scale concept ontology for multimedia

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):86 - 91
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    As increasingly powerful techniques emerge for machine tagging multimedia content, it becomes ever more important to standardize the underlying vocabularies. Doing so provides interoperability and lets the multimedia community focus ongoing research on a well-defined set of semantics. This paper describes a collaborative effort of multimedia researchers, library scientists, and end users to develo... View full abstract»

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  • Masterpiece: physical interaction and 3D content-based search in VR applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):92 - 100
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    Virtual reality interfaces can immerse users into virtual environments from an impressive array of application fields, including entertainment, education, design, and navigation. However, history teaches us that no matter how rich the content is from these applications, it remains out of reach for users without a physical way to interact with it. Multimodal interfaces give users a way to interact ... View full abstract»

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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):101 - 102
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  • Where's My Holodeck? The New Frontier of Media Display

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 104
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    The author discusses unconventional displays of the future, such as handheld projectors the size of a matchbox, organic LEDs (OLEDs), electrophoretic ink, Guricon bichromal beads, roll-up electronic newspapers, and rewritable displays in supermarkets. View full abstract»

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The magazine contains technical information covering a broad range of issues in multimedia systems and applications.

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John R. Smith
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center