Students at MIT show us how to use our Gloves

| May 24, 2010 | Reply

You got to give technology a hand, literally. Looks like the geeky guys over at MIT have found a way to use an ordinary web cam and the same material swim wear body suits are made of and throw some fabulous color arrangement on and viola! Instant 3d hand tracking. I thought I was impressed by Playstation’s new controller sticks and Microsoft’s Natal but this seems so simple of material to make happen it amazes me. Think about how easy different type of technicians can practice developing things without even touching them once, pretty cool huh?
When looking for a cheap, reliable way to track gestures, Robert Wang and Jovan Popovic of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory came upon this notion: why not paint the operator’s hands (or better yet, his Lycra gloves) in a manner that will allow the computer to differentiate between different parts of the hand, and differentiate between the hand and the background? Starting with something that Howie Mandel might have worn in the 80s, the researchers are able to use a simple webcam to track the hands’ locations and gestures — with relatively little lag. The glove itself is split into twenty patches made up of ten different colors, and while there’s no telling when this technology will be available for consumers, something tells us that when it does become available it’ll be very hard not to notice. Video after the break.

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