Computers Understanding Hand Gestures

from the that's-very-very-very-dangerous dept

Some people are working on technology that would allow a computer to understand hand gestures. Currently, it’s being used for videoconferencing apps where a virtual figure will imitate the hand motions of a participant (for emphasis, I guess?). In the future, though, they’re looking to create systems so that you can communicate directly with your computer via hand gestures. If you were wondering, they haven’t thought about the question of the (probably quite common) angry gestures towards the computer. Maybe they’ll set it up so you can give the computer it’s own attitude including the “curse back at me” attitude. That might be fun. Update And here’s another article about a technology for people who don’t have hands, and can control a computer screen with brain (and face and eye movements).

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