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Enactive Torch RT and Github November 15, 2016

Posted by Bill Bigge in Uncategorized.
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We have just created a repository on Github for the new Enactive Torch RT. This will now be the place to find the latest instructions, software and design files for the new devices.



The Enactive Torch in the news August 12, 2014

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The Enactive Torch in the news…

Dr. Tom Froese

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have started testing the Enactive Torch for use by people who are visually impaired. Here are two reports:

Robinette, T. (2014, August 11). ‘Seeing’ through virtual touch is believing.University of Cincinnati News. Retrieved from http://www.uc.edu/news/

Rivas, A. (2014, August 11). Visually impaired will benefit from new infrared device: Enactive Torch helps the blind to ‘see’ without canes. Medical Daily. Retrieved from http://www.medicaldaily.com/

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Evolution of the Torch October 13, 2011

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The image gallery has been updated with images of all 5 Enactive Torch Prototypes, from 2007 to 2011.

ET3 in the pipeline August 12, 2008

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Following some very interesting experiments using the 2nd Enactive Torch prototype (ET2) in a constrained movement scenario (see image below) we are now (already) back to work designing and building the third generation of Enactive Torch (ET3). These recent experiments investigated some interesting propositions in cognitive science while also highlighting areas for improvement in ET2.

With each successive generation of Enactive Torch we are getting closer to something that can be disseminated to the research community for their own evaluation and work. ET3 takes a large step towards this goal and aims to have the flexibility of a truley useful research tool while also being a robust teaching aids that can be handed to students.

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Constrained movement experiment with ET2

ET2 nearly complete May 20, 2008

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The most recent prototype of the Enactive Torch (nicknamed ET2) is nearing completion and will soon be evaluated through a study on perception (to be carried out at the University of Sussex).

The new device includes some more advanced features to extend its functionality as a research instrument and is particularly geared towards generating rich, easily accessable experimental data for real-time capture.


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Test_Lab ET presentation online March 4, 2008

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A complete video of the Test_Lab event, including all presentations, has been put online on this site

Tom’s presentation about the Enactive Torch starts at 2:04:40. To go directly to the video stream click here

Enactive ’07 Conference November 28, 2007

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 The Enactive Torch has recently returned from the Enactive 07 conference in Grenoble (France) where the Paper ‘Toward a Phenomenological Pragmatics of Enactive Perception’ was presented.

Click here for a picture of an ET Demo in the Bastille

Enactive Torch Experiments November 13, 2007

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Experiments with the Enactive Torch will take place on 16/11/07 at Bristol University’s Queen’s Building. Please email Ad (A.Spiers [AT] Bristol.ac.uk) if you would like to volunteer.