Pioneer 3D Hand Waving Interface

Pioneer has developed a nifty new way to draw and work with 3D images. We haven't seen creative hand waving like that since the movie Minority Report.

(Pioneer 3D Interface)

The user draws with a finger placed within a frame; the connected PC and software interpret the movement and put it on the screen. Apparently, the image itself appears in three dimensions without the need for special glasses.

As you may recall, in the film Minority Report, Tom Cruise stands before a transparent screen, and uses hand movements to call up information, manipulate it or erase it. The film is based on Philip K. Dick's remarkable 1956 short story of the same name; in the story, the Precrime analytical wing stands by to interpret the fevered words of the three precogs (from "precognitive") who see into the future.

(Tom Cruise looks for clues)

If you are interested in other hand-movement-controlled interfaces, take a look at Minority Report Glove Interface From Raytheon and Minority Report-Style 'Discovery Informatics' At Purdue University. Story from Akihabara News via Riding Sun.

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