The University of Huddersfield has joined a global network that is dedicated to researching the latest developments in information and communications technology, including the new, ultra-fast 5G networks and innovations that lie beyond. These could include communication devices that utilize touch, taste and smell.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the University and the multi-national organization named CTIF Global Capsule (CGC), whose President is Professor Ramjee Prasad, of Aarhus University in Denmark. He is a technologist – and holder of a Danish knighthood – whose role includes the building of bridges between scientific research and the business world.
He came to Huddersfield to sign the five-year MoU, which will lead to joint research initiatives, offering opportunities for both staff and students. It is also intended to create links between business and technology and to ensure that academic research is of value to society, said Professor Prasad.
He has developed the concept of Human Bond Communication, which has been described as the “Holy Grail of holistic communication and immersive experience”. His book on the subject examines the prospect for devices that not only convey speech, text and images, but also use the remaining sensory features – olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste) and tactile (touch) – in the transfer and replication of information