The purpose-built Technology Garden will display some of the latest innovations in education and research through a series of drop-in live demonstration and talks.
3D collections - British Geological Survey
3D printing and scanning demonstration from The British Geological Survey (BGS) of the world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection and a specialist collection of Digitised Diseases, a web-searchable 3D record of chronic diseases that affect the skeleton.
Sign language translator - Microsoft Research
Kinect sign language translator from Microsoft Research which enables communication between signer and non-signer, as well as translation between different sign languages.
They will also be showcasing the Windows Azure for Research programme which is helping researchers discover how cloud computing can expand their work in environmental science, humanities, research data management and infrastructure.
Enhanced digital archives - University of Manchester
SCARLET project, an initiative which enhances the experience of studying first-hand medieval manuscripts, landmark editions and modern literary archives using augmented reality, ‘surrounding’ the pages with digitised content; images, texts, online learning resources and related information. Matt Ramirez, technical lead on The SCARLET project will be delivering an interactive presentation on this.
Accessing data - University of Southampton
Chris Gutteridge, linked open data architect at the University of Southampton and creator of Data.ac.uk. He will show how the higher education community can best use the wealth of data it has access to.
Bat identification app - University of Bristol
BatMobile, a smartphone app from the University of Bristol which identifies bats from their ultrasonic calls.
App helping conker trees - universities of Bristol and Hull