12 January 2011

Distance Lab closed down

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Distance Lab
The BBC reports that the Distance Lab closed down.

Distance Lab was a Scottish creative research initiative for digital media technology and design innovation, focused on addressing the many problems and opportunities found in rural and remote areas of the world.

“A technology laboratory working on a prototype device designed to communicate intimacy over distances has been wound up, it has emerged.

Backed by £3m of public money, Distance Lab had said in 2008 it expected to raise £2m or more and become self-sustainable in just over three years.

Based in Forres, staff had been working on Mutsugoto, a device to help couples stay in touch while separated.

They were also working on Remote Impact, an interactive fighting game.

The company’s projects included research on the use of technology in medicine and health.”

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