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The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris
If this year’s E3 is any indication (and it’s like, the indication), then motion controls are the future. If you’re cunning and good with wires, you can even experience the future now. This is pretty basic–as strange as it is to refer to motion controlled gaming as basic–considering this glove is just a holder for an accelerometer, so that the tilt and motion of the player’s hand and wrist is used to manipulate the pieces.

Ruben & Lullaby Opertoon – Strangest iPhone App (So Far)

Ruben & Lullaby Opertoon – Strangest iPhone App (So Far)
Ok, how’s this for a concept? Take two moody lovers on a park bench. Put them inside your iPhone or iPod Touch. Shake them vigorously. Watch the sparks fly. Yep, that’s the idea behind interactive artist Eric Loyer’s new iPhone app, Ruben & Lullaby.
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Robots Controlled by Gestures

Robots Controlled by Gestures
Most robots are controlled using a joystick or other traditional input device, but this new system allows operators to issue commands to robots using simple hand and body gestures. Developed by engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo University, the system uses a circular array of cameras to detect human movements in the room, then convey them to a robot as directional commands.

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces

Keynetik Motion Tech Enables One-Handed Interfaces
Sure, there are lots of devices which are starting to embed motion sensors or touch screens to power new user interface paradigms. But this is the first time I’ve seen a motion-sensitive device which is designed to be operated entirely with one hand. KEYnetik’s motion interface system uses multiple accelerometers to detect not just the direction of movement, but to triangulate where force originates from.

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface
As much as I love my iPhone, I can’t stand getting fingerprints all over the phone’s beautiful glossy screen. So I was jazzed when the guys over at Norway’s Elliptic Labs let me know about their new touchless user interface technology. The system is capable of detecting movements in 3-dimensions without ever having to put your fingers on the screen.

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection
Why dig through stacks and stacks of individual comic books when you can quickly find the exact one you’re looking for using a wall-sized über-cool Minority Report-like user interface? A project developed by Daniel Stødle and a team of PhD students from Norway’s University of Tromsø, this huge display wall can detect gestures to navigate through a catalog of over 3 years worth of comic strips, quickly jumping to any individual strip in seconds.

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam is capable of not only capturing gamers’ most intricate gestures, but detecting full-body movements in three dimensions, without the need for the player to hold a controller.

Gesture Controlled Watch Prototyped

Gesture Controlled Watch Prototyped
A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a working prototype of a watch that can recognize gestures. Designed by the research team of Jungsoo Kim, Jiasheng He, Kent Lyons and Thad Starner, the Gesture Watch uses an array of infrared sensors to detect hand movements in close proximity to the watch.

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed
Microsoft today announced the launch of a new product line known as Surface. The tabletop system is designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop. We’ve seen earlier research prototypes of this technology under the moniker PlayAnywhere, but now Microsoft is commercializing it.

The Touchless Touchscreen Monitor

The Touchless Touchscreen Monitor
Sure, everybody is doing touchscreen interfaces these days, but this is the first time I’ve seen a monitor that can respond to gestures without actually having to touch the screen. The monitor, based on technology from TouchKo was recently demonstrated by White Electronic Designs and Tactyl Services at the CeBIT show.

Axiotron Modbook: Mac Tablet Computer Revealed

Axiotron Modbook: Mac Tablet Computer Revealed
At this week’s Macworld conference, Axiotron is showing off its new Mac-based tablet computer, the ModBook. The ModBook is an aftermarket hardware modification kit that transforms Apple’s MacBook portable into the world’s first Mac tablet computer. The ModBook features a WACOM pressure-sensitive digitizer, allowing artists to draw directly on its 13.3-inch
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