Many augmented reality projects like to cite Minority Report as an inspiration, but MIT's Glove Mouse project takes a very direct cue from the touch-free display manipulations of Tom Cruise's character in the film. In a new video, the glove mouse shows off its wireless stuff.
MIT students Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez created the electrical engineering project in 2009, and put together the entire package for less than $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.
The more recent wireless addition this month came courtesy of cheap radio transmitters and receivers, with microcontrollers transmitting the finger "button presses" via RF waves. Gestures are all captured via LED lights in front of a basic webcam. Take a look:
So ramp up the sensitivity of that little camera that is suspended over the desk there, hang it in the corner of the room instead and you've got full room mobility.
I'll take two please.
Seriously- if you guys aren't marketing this within one year your depriving yourself of billions of dollars.
Think of the GAMING INDUSTRY ALONE. Not to mention the Med industry.
Just don't give it to the government. :)
Looks like it's just like the PS3 move controllers with the light. It's probably already patented, but maybe not on a glove specifically.
Don't they already have hand trackers that work without the gloves?
Didn't G-Speak already develop this a couple years ago? www.good.is/post/spatial-computing-sci-fi-style/
Gimme gimme gimme!!