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Friday, March 13, 2009

Beyond Minority Report Interfaces: Sixth Sense

Very interesting TED talk presentation on gesture driven wearable devices by Pattie Maes group at MIT. What I found particularly interesting is the inclusion of a projector that can use any available surface. (at the right the hand is used as a projection surface) Examples are shown where product packaging is used to display additional information in the store, extending the package. Or use a paper book to display its own current reviews. In effect this takes the interface beyond 'Minority Report'. Work is still in progress, but very impressive. More.

" ... This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some .. "

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