this is exciting. 02.13.2006, 6:01 PM
posted by bob stein
every once in a while we see something that quickens the pulse. Jefferson Han, a researcher at NYU's Computer Science Dept. has made a video showing a system which allows someone to manipulate objects in real time using all the fingers of both hands. watch the video and get a sense of what it will be like to be able to manipulate data in two and someday three dimensions by using intuitive body gestures.
Alex Wright on February 14, 2006 1:44 PM:
That's quite a demo. This reminds me of the gestural interface models from Minority Report:
alex itin on February 14, 2006 2:22 PM:
beutiful... like painting with digital files. The one thing that is missing from digital art and art making is a real sense of physical action. This gives one hope.
K.G. Schneider on February 15, 2006 6:15 PM:
Can easily see a digital book where the reader can navigate in a manner very similar to paper books.
Sally Northmore on February 17, 2006 9:51 AM:
This is neat. I appreciate that physical touch is still part of what makes this work... as opposed to what Mikey Sklar did: implant an RFID tag into his own hand so that with a wave of his hand, he can enter passwords into his computer, open locks, etc. Although, if you paired his cyborgian experiment with the touch technology, it'd be even more Minority Report. And could also make for an interesting new way to "paint".