Mr Kurt Piersol, Lab Manager
Ricoh, United States
Dec 03, 2009.
Electronic paper is taking off in consumer products. While current eReaders satisfy the needs of linear reading tasks, frustration exists in the academic community because current eReaders don't provide the interactivity required for research and study. Ricoh Innovations has developed techniques for flipping pages quickly and marking up ePaper. The need for interactivity will be discussed and several advances in ePaper responsiveness will be demonstrated during Barrus's presentation.
Speaker Biography (Kurt Piersol)
Kurt Piersol is a senior research and research team leader at the Ricoh California Research Center in Menlo Park CA. His group, the Shared Media Group, conducts research into how documents of all sorts are shared between people and computers. Kurt was previously a Distinguished Engineer at Apple Computer Inc., where he was the User Interface lead for the first public version of Mac OS X, and was responsible for the creation of AppleScript and several other Apple technologies. Before Apple, Kurt worked at Xerox commercializing technologies from Xerox PARC, and produced some of the first commercial products to use object-oriented programming technology.
Company Profile (Ricoh)
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Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. This includes industrial inkjet, with exciting innovations being made in conductive, bio med and functional materials.
Ricoh offers leading solutions that accommodate advanced contemporary requirements. This includes additive manufacturing, automotive stereo cameras, automotive precision machined parts and small and low energy mobile ICs utilising optical and image processing technologies.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions.
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