@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 ?
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.