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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Gesture and voice will unlock new ways of communicating with computers

Technology Review has an interesting article about a startup company that is looking to greatly enhance the way that we can use gestures to control computer interfaces.

The San Francisco-based startup called 3Gear has developed a gesture interface that can track fast-moving fingers that requires  two 3-D cameras positioned above the user to the right and left.

As you can see, as soon as you go to three dimensions you greatly increase the number of ways you can convey information.

This is all at an early stage but I am convinced that gesture and voice is going to be a way that improves the way older people interface with computing devices rather than having to fiddle about with a mouse and a keyboard. Dick Stroud


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