SIGGRAPH proved to be very educational, while student volunteers helped out, there were demonstrations of new research. Here's the latest form of wireless communication for toys, boys and girls.
Disney Research Zürich demonstrated how LED lights can transmit from light to light, toy to toy, wand to dress and kid to kid.
Outside the meeting rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Dr. Stefan Mangold showed how LED lights can be used to transmit and receive signals, even from a magic wand.
At less than one kilobyte per second the LED lights can send text from computer to computer. LED lights in toy cars that receive LED light information from the other toy cars an then cause the lights to flash or turn on. A princess wand with an LED light can light up the LED lights in a princess dress worn by another princess. Kids hugging each other with LEDs could light up each other's LEDs.
Dr. Mangold sheds a new light on wireless communications for kids. We suggested the LED lights could be used in sneakers so that when the sneaker LED is near and other sneaker LED, the lights communicate. The LED lights could be in a jump rump and shoes. The jump rope makes the lights in the shoes light up.
LED lights require very little power and use regular batteries. LED-based lightning can be used for wireless communication services by modulating the intensity of the emitted light. The concept is called Visible Light Communication (VLC). VLC creates opportunities for low-cost wireless communication for parks, resorts, and consumer electronics in general. Using visible light instead of radio communications addresses concerns about electro-magnetic radiation.
Once again the Samsung Galaxy Note video camera was used for recording the demonstration. A bit of sound quality was lost when Dr. Mangold faced away from the camera. Overall we thought recording video was easy and very good. However, our goal is to create an entire article using the Samsung Galaxy Note, S Pen and handwriting recognition only. So now, we have video figured out, the possibilities seem limitless. See other Samsung Galaxy Note videos/articles.