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Oblong: “Minority Report” Made Flesh

Minority Report arrives with Oblong (Part I) — Mind blowing computer/human interface This is cool stuff. John Underkoffler, chief scientist, Oblong Industries, was the tech advice behind the film “Minority Report” and then he built his own company to make that science fiction real. Here he shows me his latest work which is, indeed, mind […]

Leap Motion Gesture Control

Leap Motion is a small and cheap gesture control interface that plugs into a USB port and allows you to use hand and finger movements to manipulate objects on a computing device. Anticipated release price is $70 and release date around the end of 2012. A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that’s […]

Playspace Environment

When pico projectors are integrated with Kinect-like interfaces, we’ll have a fully embedded “Minority Report” interface, where every surface is a monitor and we interact with our surrounding environment with our entire body, instead of just our fingers. When the playroom is the computer – [] The prototype of the Playtime Computing system consists mainly […]

Oblong G-Speak

The link below includes a video demonstration of gesture based computer interface technology that is similar to the fictional interface shown in “Minority Report”. Oblong G-Speak The SOE’s combination of gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels brings the first major step in computer interface since 1984; starting today, g-speak will fundamentally change the way […]