Who would have thought that technology would ever take over our senses? Well, today that is all possible.
The new SixthSense technology brings together the World Wide Web, with the real world. It is a wearable piece of equipment that can indicate the most environmental friendly products by scanning them; it can act as a camera, a cell phone, a watch or even a map. Here are a few examples from the website:
• The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures… letting the user zoom in, zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements.
• The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movement of the user’s index finger.
• SixthSense also recognises user’s freehand gestures (postures). For example, the SixthSense system implements a gestural camera that takes photos of the scene the user is looking at by detecting the ‘framing’ gesture.
• SixthSense also lets the user draw icons or symbols in the air using the movement of the index finger and recognises those symbols as interaction instructions. For example, drawing a magnifying glass symbol takes the user to the map application or drawing an “@” symbol lets the user check his email.
• The SixthSense system also augments physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting more information about these objects projected on them. For example, the gesture of drawing a circle on the user’s wrist projects an analogue watch.
The SixthSense system was created to enable mankind to access data, information and knowledge more effectively and efficiently. Because almost everything is available on the internet, this system makes use of that information to advise the user and make things more accessible.
Read more on the website.