X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

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 to Taiwanese company PVD+. Reuters says the company recently held a public demonstration wherein PVD+ co-founder Mark Ven controlled a Parrot Bebop drone using hand gestures, a feat made possible by an Apple Watch that was running the company’s software.

dong_apple_watch_gesture_control_app_by_pvd_plus_1zoom in

PVD+ was founded by a group of students and a professor from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU). The group calls its software Dong, which is apparently a homonym of the Mandarin word for “move.” Which makes a lot of sense, but doesn’t make it less funny for English speakers. We don’t have specifics on Dong – see? – but based on this NCHU article and Reuters’ report, it appears that the company’s technology involves cloud computing. Dong can also be integrated with home automation systems. In Reuters’ video, Ven can be seen changing an LED bulb’s color by writing letters in mid-air.

If this software is legit, it’s going to make wearable devices a lot more compelling. It has a lot of fun – and fearsome – applications, and I’m sure people with disabilities could benefit greatly from a compact and portable gesture control system. Someday PVD+’s Dong might be everywhere, controlling everything.

[via Reuters via Engadget]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

F-16 R/C Plane

F-16 R/C Plane

Moerkey Sculptures

Moerkey Sculptures

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review: Say Bye, Bye Bland

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review: Say Bye, Bye Bland