Posts Tagged ‘gestural’

touchless control technology

August 16th, 2010 by NearInteraction

“fraunhofer’s fit is the latest touchless control system that uses gestures to control computer interfaces.
the design is unique because it requires no special equipment, gloves or other wearable controllers.
the user simply places their hands in the air in front of a camera. the computer can then sense their
hand and can visually see each finger. the users movements are then translated on screen allowing
them to manipulate objects through various gestures and motions. the system is so sophisticated it
can operate in three-dimensions, allowing various objects to be manipulated at varying depths.”

Via Designboom, video after the Jump.


TNDMII Gil Vicente: Touching the Past, alongside the Future.

April 22nd, 2010 by NearInteraction

Presenting augmented reality and gestural navigation in two interactive installations, and the encompassing exhibition design on commission for the Teatro Nacional D.Maria II in Lisbon, Portugal to commemorate the famous Portuguese playwright Gil Vicente.

Showcasing 16th Century manuscripts is no easy feat, but with NearInteraction’s Augmented Reality Vitrine with Gestural Navigation the audience could at once see both the original books yet were also able to gesturally browse pertinent images and excerpts chosen by the theatre’s historical experts.

The second installation, a Gestural Guided Archive Stand, is the cumulation of many years of collected footage, imagery and sound clips of several hundred performances. The audience can browse and pause the content intuitively with the mere movement of their hand whilst listening to various clips that are activated by an embedded proximity sensor activating sound.

The exhibition will be shown at the Teatro Nacional D.Maria II in Lisbon, Portugal throughout May 2010.


Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

February 1st, 2010 by NearInteraction
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Fashioning the future: Augmented reality allows trying on of outfits

November 18th, 2009 by NearInteraction
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San Francisco – Online retailer Tobi.com has launched a virtual fitting room that can be accessed from the home. Customers can try items on through innovative use of a webcam and motion sensors are used to rate styles with the wave of a hand. They can also post pictures immediately to Facebook in order to see what friends think. Developed by Rich Relevance and Zugara