Category Archives: Cool Projects

Cool Projects: DIY Minority Report Gloves

Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez, students at MIT, have developed DIY Minority Report gloves all for <$100!

“The glove allows users to zoom around a map application, like using a smartphone touchscreen without the screen — the gloved hands can “grab” the map and do the familiar pinching motion with their fingers to zoom in.” [PopSci]

Video & More Details

Via [http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-03/video-mits-minority-report-glove-mouse-goes-wireless]

-CFinn

Cool Projects: Skinput

Chris Harrison & his team of researchers, bored of using the same old input devices, have developed a new input system appropriately named Skinput. By projecting interfaces onto the arm or hand and then using a special arm band to pick up specific acoustic signatures, your body parts can now be used as input devices. There is a video, more pics, and a detailed pdf on Chris’ site.

Via [http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/skinput/]

-CFinn