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Touch controller :: 
Two touch sensors allow easy linear control with visual feedback.
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The device uses two custom capacitive sensor/LED boards.
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A tabletop version was built as an early prototype.
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A game developed by John Underkoffler allows visitors to launch 'flying lungs.'
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Paul and John were featured on the Discovery Science Channel.
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LED animations are fully programmable.
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Paul and John disassemble the system.
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Paul explains the sensing technology.

This touch-sensitive controller senses movement with capacitive sensors. LED's mounted near the control surface provide visual feedback. The controller is a simple, easily learned input device for public spaces.

The Arizona Department of Health has a leading tobacco education program. Part of the campaign reaches young visitors through videos and games exhibited in sports stadiums. This device was developed so that stadium visitors of all ages could use to play an health-related video game, Blackdust developed the electronics; the custom game, featuring flying lungs and bubbles, was developed by John Underkoffler.

The system was featured on the Discovery Science Channel's "Techknowledge" series.


CLIENT
Arizona Dept. of Health Services >

COLLABORATORS
John Underkoffler