Future of mobile devices debated at FWS 2012

Human interface, form factor and enabling technologies exposed to
determine forthcoming mobile consumer experience

Future World Symposium has announced the complete line up of its panel
debate on the future of mobile devices. The session brings together
leading authorities on human interfaces, application processors,
location technology, wireless standards, graphic cores, and device
design to determine how the mobile device will change during the next
five years.

The debate, held at Wembley Stadium on the 25th April as part
of Future World Symposium, will examine the next waves of technological
advances for the sector and how this will affect both form factor and
human interface.

Taking part in the debate will be Altran Praxis, ARM, CSR, HP and
Imagination Technologies.

“The mobile sector is incredibly dynamic; 3G services were introduced
just 9 years ago in Europe; the original, game changing, iPhone is just
five years old and the iPad just 2. By examining the underpinning
technologies and user interfaces we hope to determine how portable
devices will evolve, what they will be capable of, what they’ll look
like and how they’ll interact with a user in the future,� said John Moor
of FWS’ organiser NMI. “Commentators are suggesting we’re in a post-PC
era, but what is the reality and what’s next?�

Chris Wild, CTO at Altran Praxis said: “The way we interact with our
mobile devices is set to change unrecognisably. A possible model is HAL,
from Kubrick’s film 2001, which interacted naturally, knew when it’s
needed, understood normal language and chose the best way to give
information to a user based on their situation. Applying existing
hardware, such as GPS, accelerometers and HD cameras, offers the
possibility of new and more natural interfaces based on speech, gesture
and even body language. People will, however, get frustrated by
algorithms that don’t match human performance and whoever gets this
right will be very wealthy indeed.�

Future World Symposium is a conference and exhibition that unveils the
paths of global technological innovation and takes place at Wembley
Stadium on the 24th and 25th April.

Now in its second year, the event examines emerging trends and
opportunities for future automotive, eHealth, connected home and mobile
consumer sector.

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National Microelectronics InstituteJohn Moor01506-401210john.moor@nmi.org.uk

Source: National Microelectronics Institute

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