@adenniji @Anandvy, so if there is still movement, it would help people who are paralyzed, I suppose. But it can help people who suffer from athritis, as a gesture takes less effort than a click. It can also appeal to people who worry about picking up and spreading germs from coming in direct contact with keys.
so is there really any less movement compared to using a mouse or keyboard?
@Clairvoyant, definitely there is lot less movement compared to the mouse/keyboard but most important feature of this technology is flexibility. The technology consista of an array of LEDs mounted on a plastic wrist brace facing the palm bounce infrared light off the user's fingers. A laser shines across the hand to highlight the orientation of the fingers. A camera then reads the reflections, and software builds a model of the moving hand that is accurate to within one hundredth of a centimetre.
Keyboard and mouse which were part of PC for at least 30 year may soon become obselete. Two gesture-sensing technologies set to drastically reduce the amount of typing and clicking needed to control the average computer. By tracking hand movements precisely, the wrist-mounted prototype of the Digits project, built by a team from Cambridge, UK, allows gestures to be communicated in real time to any connected device. Do you agree that such technology will eventually replace keyboard and mouse ?
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