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Imagine a world without keyboards or email. Cruiser connected surfaces at the National iAwards


A new multi-user software platform that allows users to collaborate and share content between multiple touchscreen surfaces has received a National iAward merit and is a finalist for the Asia Pacific ICT awards (APICTA) New Product category.


The Cruiser connected surfaces platform, developed by the University of Sydney in partnership with the Smart Services CRC, facilitates the seamless transfer of content between networked touch devices, from mobile phones and tables to interactive whiteboards and walls.


Detecting Personalised Emotions at the BBC


The Smart Services CRC’s Personalised Emotion Detector project has been successfully trialed by the BBC for use on a major classification project.


Developed by a research team led by Dr Ligang Zhang at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the software uses face detection and emotional analysis algorithms to read individual facial expressions in video footage and still photographs.


Smart Services technologies take centre stage at ITEC 2013


Minister Assisting for Innovation and Industry and the Digital Economy Senator Kate Lundy stepped into the immersive world of Smart Services CRC technologies at this month’s Interactive Technology in Education Conference (ITEC 2013) at the Sydney Opera House.


Senator Lundy was at the ITEC conference to launch the Virtual Excursions Australia web portal when she met up with Smart Services team members Dr Anthony Collins and Natalie Chapman to test drive iSee and the Cruiser Connected Surfaces platforms.


Common laboratory tests predict imminent medical emergency team calls, intensive care unit admission or death in emergency department patients


A paper published in the Emergency Medicine Australia (2013) Journal with the objective to estimate the ability of commonly measured laboratory variables to predict imminent (within the same or next calendar day) medical emergency team (MET) calls, ICU admission or death.  


Connected Surfaces in Joyville



The TableTop connected surface software was showcased by Kraft Foods as part of the opening of their high technology confectionery Centre of Excellence facility in Ringwood in February 2013. Ted Bailleu (VIC Premier) opened the Ringwood Centre with Rebecca Dee-Bradbury (Kraft President Developed Markets, Asia Pacific).






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