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Disney, CMU add ultrasonic knobs to smartphones

Acoustruments are add-on tactile controls for mobile devices that could serve as smart cases or interactive dolls

  • Acoustruments, developed by Disney and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), are plastic add-ons that use ultrasound signals emitted from the speaker of a phone and picked up by its microphone. This example at CHI 2015 in Seoul controls an alarm clock app.

  • Acoustruments, developed by Disney and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), are plastic add-ons that use ultrasound signals emitted from the speaker of a phone and picked up by its microphone. This example at CHI 2015 in Seoul shows a tube-like extension that can serve as a switch.

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