This seems familiar....
New tech at GTC12 lets punters pretend to be Tom Cruise in Minority Report: opening windows, moving them, closing them, and essentially acting like a cool, futuristic cop. Eyesight Mobile Technologies performed an interesting demonstration on the exhibit floor. In the video, marketing director Liat Rostock shows us how the …
MS Kinect does this already (?)
But this has far far better resolution than Kinect. Much more accurate and able to detect a greater range of gestures.
Plus, apparently it'll only cost $70 so it's cheaper too.
Yes, but Windows 8 is all full screen, and has banned windows!
A great new Reg-worthy word, well done.
Yet another input type to code for.
We demonstrated something very similar to the Minority Report screens a number of years ago when we took delivery of the first frameless LCD monitors. OK, they were not transparent and the user had to wear gloves for the cameras to maintain an accurate lock, but we had an interactive system the size of the BBC weather reports (in fact they were one of the people we demonstrated it to!)
Anonymous because the people who did buy it would rather not you know who we or they are, or how good it is now!
It seems to be just a mapping thing. So if your hand is central in the web cam image the cursor is central on the screen.
Hardly much use?
"The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive—you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program."
Spot on yet again Mr Adams.
I don't really get why we need gesture control everywhere... isn't this just 3DTV all over again?
I've played with some voice control TVs, and that was quite interesting, but waving at a screen is harder than using a remote... and less precise.
I don't know about you, but I always know where my hands are........
"No preferences, will try anything, age not a concern."
I particularly liked the 'turning a page on the thing in your hand' demo, that was just fantastic.
"RDFM" as in http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rdfm
or likely the more sophisticated "RTFM"....