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Tag: Gesture Control

Multi Layer Interaction Uses Ultrasound to Detect Midair Gestures: Leap Mobile

Multi Layer Interaction Uses Ultrasound to Detect Midair Gestures: Leap Mobile
One of the Moto X’s convenient features is that you can wave your hand over it to toggle certain apps, such as silencing a call or an alarm or simply to wake the screen. Elliptic Labs’…
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Motix Motion Sensor for Mouse and Touch Input: Minority Minority Report

Motix Motion Sensor for Mouse and Touch Input: Minority Minority Report
Last week we saw Microsoft Research’s gesture-sensing keyboard prototype that removes the need for a mouse or touchpad. A new keyboard peripheral called Motix achieves the same effect as Microsoft’s keyboard. Its basic function lets you…
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Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone
Last year we saw a drone camera system that streamed live 3D video that can be viewed through the Oculus Rift headset. Diego Araos wrote a program that not only lets you use the Rift to…
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Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey

Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey
After creating a robot bird and dragonfly, automation company Festo shows off with another impressive animal replica. Like real kangaroos, Festo’s BionicKangaroo is not only great at jumping and keeping its balance, it can also store…
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Mi.Mu Gesture Control Music Glove: New Wave

Mi.Mu Gesture Control Music Glove: New Wave
The very talented musician Imogen Heap and her colleagues at Mi.Mu are working on a glove that will allow you to make music by moving your fingers and hands. Think Minority Report, but instead of flipping…
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AllSee Low-power Sensor Uses Ambient Radio Signals to Detect Gestures

AllSee Low-power Sensor Uses Ambient Radio Signals to Detect Gestures
Many gesture detection devices, including the Kinect and the Leap Motion, use infrared cameras to sense movement. They also have dedicated chips that process the data from the cameras. These components are power-hungry, especially if they’re…
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Kinect-based Computer Orchestra Uses Computers as Musicians: You Are the Conductor

Kinect-based Computer Orchestra Uses Computers as Musicians: You Are the Conductor
Nowadays it’s quite possible to create and play music live using a computer. You can also use MIDI controllers to make it easier for you to interact with music software and audio files. However, pushing keys…
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Haptix 3D Multitouch Controller: You Are the Mouse

Haptix 3D Multitouch Controller: You Are the Mouse
A few years ago we took a look at Pranav Mistry’s Mouseless, a prototype for a camera-based pointing device. Now, a startup called Haptix Touch is raising money on Kickstarter for a very similar – and…
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Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface

Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface
If you had your eye on Ubi Interactive’s multitouch software, you’ll be glad to now that it’s now on sale. For those unfamiliar with the product, sit back and relax. I’ll take you to a world…
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Shape-It-Up Lets You Tweak 3D Shapes Using Simple Hand Gestures: Pottery Simulator

Shape-It-Up Lets You Tweak 3D Shapes Using Simple Hand Gestures: Pottery Simulator
The researchers behind Shape-It-Up call it a “Hand Gesture Based Creative Expression of 3D Shapes Using Intelligent Generalized Cylinders”, but it’s totally a pottery simulator. Decades from now, if – when? – Paramount Pictures decides to…
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Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats

Leap Sensor Virtual Drum Machine: AirBeats
Earlier this year we saw AirHarp, a virtual harp that uses the Leap gesture controller, letting the user make music by playing an imaginary harp. The developer behind the AirHarp recently introduced a similar program but…
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Meta Wearable AR Computer Dev Kits: How Many Glasses Are We Supposed to Wear in the Future?

Meta Wearable AR Computer Dev Kits: How Many Glasses Are We Supposed to Wear in the Future?
Earlier this year we heard about the Meta, an augmented reality computer in the shape of a pair of glasses. The company behind the computer took a page from the Oculus Rift team and also launched…
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DIY Iron Man Muscle-Controlled Repulsor Glove: Jedi Muscle Trick

DIY Iron Man Muscle-Controlled Repulsor Glove: Jedi Muscle Trick
To promote his company’s muscle sensor, Brian Kaminski of Advancer Technologies built a toy replica of Iron Man’s repulsor glove. All you have to do is curl your fingers to charge it up and then spread…
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MYO Gesture Control Armband: The Force is with Us

MYO Gesture Control Armband: The Force is with Us
The Leap motion sensor was one of the most talked about devices last year and rightly so. But until the device itself gets in the hands of ordinary folks, I think MYO just might steal the…
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Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device

Mauz Transmogrifies iPhones into a 3-in-1 Pointing Device
There are already a variety of apps that turn iOS and Android devices into wireless mice or trackpads or both. Some of them are even free. But a company called Spicebox thinks you’ll want to pay…
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Meta Wearable Augmented Reality Computer: Project Glass Meets Leap

Meta Wearable Augmented Reality Computer: Project Glass Meets Leap
Google made a lot of people excited about the future when the company showed off a concept video for the Project Glass computer. A month after that, a some of us wet our already wet pants…
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