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Tag: Gesture Control

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s…

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks…
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Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off

Motus Motion-based Synthesizer: Shake it Off
A few days ago we talked about Mogees, a tiny digital musical instrument that triggers sound by vibration. The Motus is another unorthodox yet intuitive portable instrument. It lets you create or trigger sounds by motion.…

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!
There are different gadgets that can turn bodies, steering wheels or food into musical instruments. Now you can turn pretty much any rigid solid object into an instrument using just one device: Mogees. Mogees consists of…

Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things

Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things
Don’t touch. That should be the motto of Google’s new technology that allows people to control many of their favorite devices without ever laying a hand on them. Dubbed Project Soli, it’s a radar-based system that…

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive

Pinć Phone VR Headset Comes with Motion Sensing Rings: Don’t VR & Drive
While the world awaits for the prophesied Oculus Rift to rise, we’re seeing more and more virtual reality headsets that use smartphones as their brain. However, most of these peripherals are content to provide you a…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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