Friday, August 11, 2006

More Publicity... plus an update

The IEEE is the world's largest engineering professional organization, and they recently featured the VDF in a front-page article of their online newsletter, The Institute. A few people must be reading it, because our blog traffic went up 40x the day it came out. Overall, the article is well-written, with lots of juicy technical details, but mistakenly claims that our floor is larger than MIT's. It's not.

In other news, we're currently planning the next VDF, and our target for the VDF prototype is November 4th, 2006, the day of Wash U's Dance Marathon. At the event, look for a completely redesigned, touch-sensitive, more portable floor module!

6 Comments:

Anonymous tobi delbruck said...

Some may be interested in the tactile interactive floor that we developed back in 2002 (also has links to prior work on tactile floors and Lightspace's floor.

August 11, 2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger TobiDelbruck said...

Sorry, bad link to our floor: correct link is http://floor.ini.unizh.ch

August 11, 2006 10:07 PM  
Anonymous thewilsonkingdom@hotmail.com said...

Hi i was a at a music festival last june in barcelona where an american guy had a dancefloor similar to this setup. I think he came from las vegas or somewhere on the west coast. This technology is awesome but i couldnt remember his company's name. I found your site while searching for his site...i was wondering if you guys would know his company its called something like "light it up".

August 24, 2006 7:20 AM  
Blogger TobiDelbruck said...

Lightspace
can sell or rent you a tactile luminous floor that seems to be mostly used in a purely reactive way.

September 15, 2006 4:14 PM  
Blogger TobiDelbruck said...

Sorry, again a bad link for Lightspace,
correct link is
http://www.lightspacecorp.com/.

(I don't know how to edit an entry...

September 15, 2006 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DDR Mat has a fresh new look

Dance Dance Revolution was all the rage a few years ago, and you hardly see anyone busting out these dance mats during a party anymore, not since the Nintendo Wii and its bunch of quirky games were released anyway. The Metal Pad DDR Platinum Pro targets the hardcore dancers, as this special mat features nine stainless steel pads, a thick metal frame and hand rail for greater support, and a surface that offers three times the firmness of a standard filmsy dance mat. It weighs a whooping 35kg, so you can guess just what kind of stuff they put inside. Remember the Ultimate Dance Deck 2.0 that we covered yesterday? I can't quite but help myself to wonder whether this design was inspired by that or not. Still, it is nice to know that there are still people around who appreciate the joys of sweating it out on a DDR dance mat.

More high end ones:
http://www.justddr.com/dance_pad/dance_pad.html

March 19, 2007 9:51 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home