Thomas Gründer

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PURPOSE To learn more about a possible functional role of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxasole-propionate (AMPA) receptors in retinal development, the spatial distribution and temporal regulation of all AMPA receptor subunit proteins was studied in rats. METHODS Immunohistochemistry was performed on retinal sections between embryonic days (E)20 and(More)
To determine how a progressive loss of photoreceptor cells and the concomitant loss of glutamatergic input to second-order neurons can affect inner-retinal signaling, glutamate receptor expression was analyzed in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat, an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa. Immunohistochemistry was performed on retinal sections of RCS(More)
In this paper we describe DepthTouch, an installation which explores future interactive surfaces and features elastic feedback, allowing the user to go deeper than with regular multi-touch surfaces. DepthTouch's elastic display allows the user to create valleys and ascending slopes by depressing or grabbing its textile surface. We describe the experimental(More)
In order to investigate whether N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors with distinct pharmacological properties are differentially distributed within the retinal layers, the spatial distribution and temporal regulation of all NMDA receptor subunits was analyzed in parallel on the protein level in the rat retina during development. Immunohistochemistry was(More)
By their deformable screen-materials elastic displays and projection screens provide physical three-dimensional interaction modalities like push, pull or bend. Compared with conventional Multi-Touch displays they offer an additional interaction dimension which can be used to explore data. In this article we describe the FlexiWall, a large elastic display,(More)
Finding new and compelling approaches to interaction design for natural user interfaces, is challenging. The <i>Natural Interface Exploration</i> studio will offer participants the opportunity to explore interaction design for natural user interfaces based on physical substances that are used in everyday life. Studio organizers will present an overview of(More)
Data Analysts have to deal with an ever-growing amount of data resources. One way to make sense of this data is to extract features and use clustering algorithms to group items according to a similarity measure. Algorithm developers are challenged when evaluating the performance of the algorithm since it is hard to identify features that influence the(More)