Andrew has worked in electronics and human-computer interaction research for more than three decades - independently inventing and building various tactile user interfaces, smart objects, synthesisers, actuators, and knowledge management systems.
Being the inventor of early (i.e. pre-iPhone) multi-touch touchscreen technologies, Andrew acted as an expert witness in the iPhone-related patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Issues related to this work were covered by
The Register, the
Daily Mail, and the
Other notable projects and inventions include: a multi-touch multi-screen cubic games platform, pioneering kinetic surface robotics technology, and what was probably the first ever OLED WPAN smartwatch (see below). Short films documenting some of these projects are available at
Andrew previously worked in R&D for Thorn EMI Electronics Ltd, and in academic research at the University of Cambridge, UCL, and London Business School - studying innovation, knowledge mapping, human-computer interaction, and AI. He has been asked to talk about his work on TV shows in the US, UK, and Japan.
Andrew occasionally posts on Twitter @andrewfentem.
Touch cube points to future toys - BBC News
"Andrew Fentem...developing multi-touch human interfaces, kinetic surfaces and motion sensing technologies before almost anyone else on the planet...the iceberg of his stunning work." - Gizmodo
Andrew Fentem: Why I went to quango to fund pre-iPhone touch tech - The Register
Showcase of UK Digital Creativity - UK Government Digital Catapult
Mything the point: The AI renaissance is simply expensive hardware and PR thrown at an old idea - The Register
Some of Andrew's tactile interface and display innovations:
Multi-touch touchscreens - London, 2001-2004 / Multi-touch tangible control surfaces - London, 2001-2004 / Alexander McQueen couture show - Paris, 2004 / OLED WPAN Smartwatch - demo'd at NagNagNag, London, 2005 / Fentix Cube - a cubic touchscreen games platform, 2007 / Modular multi-touch computer devices, 2009 / Mechatronic pixels - UK Digital Creativity Showcase, 2015 / Mechatronic wallpaper - UK Digital Creativity Showcase, 2015 / Internet of Things (IoT) display, 2016 / Kinetic Surfaces, 2001-2020 /
Information about cookies on this site:
We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
The only cookies in use on this site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit this site. For more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page - http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout