BBC Newsround at InfoLab21
Story supplied by LU Press Office
A camera crew from the flagship BBC children's programme Newsround have visited InfoLab21 to film the latest developments in mobile phone technology.
The programme, which has half a million viewers, is due to be broadcast on Monday, March 23, on BBC One at 5.05pm.
Presenter Adam Fleming and a cameraman interviewed PhD student Andrew Greaves and children from Carnforth High School, who were invited to InfoLab21 to test out his new projector phone.
With Dr. Enrico Rukzio from the Department of Computing, Andrew Greaves has been researching mobile phones with an integrated projector, which are expected to come onto the market in the next few years.
This gives users the ability to project pictures from photos, videos, maps or games directly onto any flat surface such as a wall or table.
Andrew Greaves said: "A bigger picture has lots of advantages - you can scroll large maps for example - and it's more enjoyable being able to share what you're seeing. We expect the teenage market to use it first."
A dozen children from Carnforth High School projected images of everything from Homer Simpson to games and photos onto a white screen while chatting to presenter Adam Fleming as they were being filmed. Then they were asked them how they found the experience.
Amy-Jo Clough, who is 11, said: "I'd use it for games because you can put it anywhere so instead of all your friends crowding round a phone to see the picture, they can see it on the wall."
Science teacher Julie Rogerson, who is the assistant head at Carnforth High School, said they were thrilled to be invited.
"We're keen to embrace new technology so we're delighted to participate in this research and we've thoroughly enjoyed it."
The Newsround team were impressed with InfoLab21 and the warm welcome they had received, saying they would like to return.
Fri 20 March 2009
Lancaster University computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched today to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Tue 07 July 2015
Over 200 pupils from eight schools across the North West got a taste of what it’s like to study STEM subjects at Lancaster University.
Wed 01 July 2015
Researchers at three top UK universities are developing new ways to simultaneously power and communicate with robots and other digitally connected devices – commonly known as the Internet of Things.
Mon 29 June 2015
An engineering student has received an award in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Mechatronic Student of the Year contest.
Wed 10 June 2015