At the 2009 NotACon live Fat Man and Circuit Girl show, Noah from Augmentation Blog debuted his “Wireless Glove.” He doesn’t give us the end use intent of his project, but I could see it as a touchless interface with an AR system (either through an iPhone camera or with the Vuzix AR glasses to be released in the fall).
I was mostly impressed by the scope of the project–all done by only one person. He explains his potential product could be sold for around $200, but that’s a steep price to pay for an accessory. The recent Zugara Webcam Social Shopper shows that you can use motion based touchless interface even with current technologies. However, the Zugara system is limited to 2D space. The advantage of Noah’s wireless glove is that tracks in three dimensional space giving the user (and developers) more options of control.
Even if his project doesn’t go beyond development, its an impressive calling card to show potential employers in field with a lot of potential. Nice work, Noah.
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