Category Archives: Gesture interface

One order of iPad Thai

Sharp is trying out a restaurant app in Japan that would let individuals browse the menu and place their order by iPad. If implemented with even a soupcon of thoughtfulness, this could address a variety of access issues, from working … Continue reading

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There’s no mouse like…no mouse?

We’ve been used to the mouse for some time; grab it and move your hand to navigate a cursor around the screen. But what if a computer could just track your hand instead? Enter Mouseless, a prototype infrared system that … Continue reading

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Look, Mazda, no hands

The Swing Pro Solo Auto concept basically does away with the steering wheel. Instead, you make the car turn simply by leaning in the direction you want to go. This has obvious benefits for upper-limb amputees and anyone who has … Continue reading

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ShapeWriter

ShapeWriter is a mainstream iPhone/Pod/Pad app that lets users perform data entry by gliding a finger (or a capacitive-friendly stylus?) across a virtual keyboard, which is likely to be accommodating for a range of people with dexterity disabilities who find … Continue reading

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But does it go to 11?

The Spatial Interaction Touchless Kitchen Tap is a new faucet design where a variety of options–temperature, flow rate, number of streams–can be adjusted via gesture. Reasonably accessible and touch-free; promising, assuming that it can accommodate a range of dexterous abilities. … Continue reading

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Lycra rolling stone

Here’s an interesting addition to the realm of gesture-based technology: Lycra gloves decorated with 20 multicolored patches. The colors are not just…umm…fashionable, they also help the gesture be matched more easily to a prerecorded image database and therefore be interpreted … Continue reading

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