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Tag: Gesture Control

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 remake Ghost, the characters will be using Shape-It-Up while a dubstep remix of Unchained…

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 for a more popular instrument. The AirBeats will actually make air drummers productive. Or…
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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 a Kickstarter for the Meta developer’s kit. The fundraiser may not be aimed at…

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 them to unleash devastating… tiny flashes of light. It does play a recording of…

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 Leap’s thunder. MYO is also a gesture-based controller, but instead of using cameras, it…

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 for a peripheral that does just about the exact same thing. Will you want…

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 some more when the Leap controller was unveiled. And now we have the Meta,…

Leap Sensor Virtual Harp: Heavenly Tech

Leap Sensor Virtual Harp: Heavenly Tech
Early demos of the much-awaited Leap motion sensor mostly showed how it can be used to control graphics programs, browsers and video games. But the motion sensor can also be used to make an audio program, as shown by software developer Adam Somers with his AirHarp demo.…

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen
I bet a bunch of us have looked at the touchscreen of a smartphone or tablet before and wished it was the size of a wall for playing games or using other apps. A company called Ubi Interactive is showing off a system that uses the Microsoft Kinect to turn…

Leap Gesture Controller Offers Tremendous Precision for Just $70

Leap Gesture Controller Offers Tremendous Precision for Just $70
The Microsoft Kinect certainly changed the playing field for gesture-based input devices, though arguably it’s been a cooler tool for interactive experiments and hacking than for gameplay thusfar. Now, a company called Leap Motion thinks they’ve cracked the formula for gesture control on the desktop with their LEAP controller.…

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required

Flutter for Mac Lets You Pause and Play Via Hand Gestures, No Kinect Required
Until today the things we’ve seen that bear name Flutter are plain stupid – one of them intentionally so, but still. A new program for OS X devices is out to change that. Flutter for Mac lets you control playback on iTunes and Spotify simply by raising your hand. You…

Ion Wireless Air Mouse Looks Futuristic, Seems Less Convenient

Ion Wireless Air Mouse Looks Futuristic, Seems Less Convenient
Designers and manufacturers are continuously coming up with ways to reinvent the computer mouse. The most recent one was the Logitech Cube mouse which looked more like a tiny pack of cigarettes than something for use with your computer.…

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player
Robots are awesome, and one of the more hackable of them out there is the Qbo, that can be programmed to do all sorts of things. The latest programming hack for the little bot turns the Qbo into a music player that supports gestures for controlling the tunes.…

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome
The guys at the ETH – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have the best jobs on the planet. Not only do they get to play with flying quadrocopters all the time, and have built a special arena just for doing so, they’ve now got them flying using gesture control.…

Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away

Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away
Another day, another Kinect hack. This particular hack is quite cool, mapping the body movements of a human onto the joints of a humanoid robot.…

Epic Geek Mashup Uses PC, Kinect and Wii Controls

Epic Geek Mashup Uses PC, Kinect and Wii Controls
When it comes to playing video games, I head for the PC anytime it’s a shooter. I like driving and racing games on consoles, but other genres are PC or GTFO for me. One geek has taken his PC and Call of Duty, and then hacked up a system that…
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