Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sixth Sense -- Game Changing Technology

Recently, Ron Mukherjee forwarded me an amazing link on game changing technology from MIT Media Lab. Am sharing the link and video here. At this time it is not clear how far away this is from commercial application though they expecting the cost already to be same as a good mobile phone. But whenever it comes the applications suggested in the video are only a limited view of the enormous possibilities it opens up. They have linked a mobile with camera with video projection and built intelligence in the system to resolve and take decisions on the basis of video imagery and actions of 4 fingers. So a simple view is the projector projects a key board on any surface and as you touch the keyboard - -the camera picks up and takes the alphabets touched as input to any computing device/telephone etc. The thing is getting developed by a person of Indian origin - Pranav Mistry. Enjoy.

3 comments:

  1. Really really wonderful video to watch. Very inspiring work by Pranav Mistry.

    Posted on April 8, 2009 11:44 PM

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  2. How interesting! Is there a closed captioned version of this? I would love to share it with my team here at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf but we need captions.

    April 27, 2009 5:58 AM

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  3. Clare,
    I tried looking for the closed captioned version but couldnt find one. You could also check the source site > http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html.
    Are there technology things that you could share that would benefit deaf youth in enhancing learning? I volunteer with Noida Deaf Society -- they are into vocational and employability skills for deaf youth in India.
    Thanks!
    Neeraj

    Posted on April 27, 2009 10:35 PM

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