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Submission + - MIT researchers design a digital 'sixth sense'

thefickler writes: MIT researchers have combined a mobile projector with a webcam and mobile phone to create a device that draws information from the environment. For example, the gadget recognizes products on store shelves and can provide product and price comparison information. The sixth sense device was cobbled together from common parts costing just $300. While the gadget is not being primed for mass release, it represents a forward-thinking way of blending technology with our environment.
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MIT researchers design a digital 'sixth sense'

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