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Microsoft's Hand-Gesture Sensor Bracelet 86

Posted by Soulskill
from the can-you-build-in-a-laser-pistol dept.
another random user tips this quote from the BBC: "A wrist-worn sensor that creates 3D-models of the user's hand movements in real-time has been built by Microsoft. The Digits prototype is part of an effort to create a mobile device that would allow its owner to control a range of equipment using hand gestures. The firm said it could be used as a virtual TV control, a way to operate a smartphone while it is in the user's pocket, and to play video games. It is designed to be less cumbersome and uncomfortable than sensor gloves. However, some experts question whether consumers would want to wear such a device during their day-to-day activities." ACM has the research paper (PDF) describing this device and its use.
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Microsoft's Hand-Gesture Sensor Bracelet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @06:06PM (#41601603)

    Wow, way to put that arrow in the dirt about 30ft short.

    The kinect has already been used in a crazy array of stuff Microsoft didn't even imagine, and this is obviously a prototype that you could pack into a much smaller device... already making it far more useful than it appears now, in a photo, to someone with zero imagination.

    But do try again on the next one.

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