by Michael Ho

Control Computers With Body Language

from the shake-that-booty dept

We've seen keyless keyboards that record finger motions to detect keystrokes. No reason to stop with finger motions, so the next step is full-body gesture detection. As one would expect, this kind of interface is showing up for video games at first, but interestingly, there's also software that lets TV weather forecasters control "blue-screen" maps and weather displays with gestures. Maybe if gesture interfaces really catch on, we'll all be using IT sign language. But given that mouse gestures haven't even caught on, gesture interfaces really have to overcome the significant hurdle of either creating a set of standardized gestures or being easy enough to use that no standard gestures are needed.

Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  1. identicon
    aNonMooseCowherd, Jun 28th, 2004 @ 9:39pm

    useful gestures

    Chucking the computer out the window is a good way to control it.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Insider Shop - Show Your Support!

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.