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Touchless Gesture User Interfaces 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the wave-of-your-hand dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Elliptic Labs is set to debut their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology which uses ultrasound to let the user navigate through a device's commands simply with the motion of their hands. From the article: 'Elliptic plans to showcase their “Mimesign” technology at IFA in Berlin from the 3rd to 8th of September 2010. Mimesign will bring intuitive ways for people to interact with devices. The possibilities range from tablets, remote controls or in-car media controls. The interface is based on ultrasound technology and allows the user to remain in an unchanged state.'"

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Touchless Gesture User Interfaces

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  • I misread... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sarten-X (1102295) on Wednesday August 25, 2010 @08:58PM (#33376514) Homepage

    I misread the headline as "Useless gesture interface". I'm not so certain that's wrong.

    Seriously, people already have a hard enough time using computers. Humans in general simply aren't perceptive enough to realize "clockwise swirly motion" means refresh the browser page. Then there's the complications of positioning, and people who talk with their hands... ...I think I'll stick to a mouse. Thanks.

  • by aeiah (937509) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @01:58AM (#33378062)
    when i first heard about the xbox kinect (nee natal) i thought it'd be great if it ever gets hacked to work with linux, or even windows, so we could use it in media centres and htpcs. this kind of gesture recognition is only useful for sporadic instructions though. scrolling up and down, turning the volume up etc, and only if you can do it by moving your hand, not your arms

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