Teenager Plays Mind-Controlled Video Game

I previously reported on BrainGate-the neural interface that connected a paraplegic’s brain to a computer for cursor control.  Researchers at Wash U have reported a sytem that uses surface electrodes to provide similar function.  “With approval of the patient and his parents and the Washington University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board, Leuthardt and Moran connected […]

Gesture Control Everywhere

Engadget just reported on Phillips prototype toy Drag and Draw.  Looks like yet another of what I call “gesture control” systems.  In the photo I see the pen and a control box.  Wonder if its got a video tracking system and projector in the box?  This control technology once mass produced will definitely make it […]

Hand Gesture Control Video

[wpyt_profile1]1qjEiF8orHg[/wpyt_profile1] I previously wrote on the fogscreen display system. Just as interesting as the display system is a demo of the hand gesture control concept. Here hands point in space and the display responds with electric ink. There must be a video tracking system trnslating the movements into mouse controls. I can forsee systems where […]

Another Vapor Projector at Nextfest with Gesture Control Video

[wpyt_profile1]khkx3zDMs5w[/wpyt_profile1] In addition to the fogscreen display overhead as you entered Nextfest there was another water vapor-based projection system.  Heliodisplay from IOtechnology also projects moving images onto a stream of vapor.  They also have an interactive gesture controled version.  Generates the same ideas to me for a gesture control surgical system.  Here my video of […]

NextFest 2: Hand Gesture Controlled Surgery and Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Minority Report                          Raytheon Army Version In my last post on Fogscreen I shared my vision for a future of alternative display technologies opening up new options for surgical imaging. Let me elaborate on what I have called the “hand gesture control” concept. In traditional surgery there is a direct interaction between surgeon and […]

Alternative Displays -Fogscreen:Update 1 from Nextfest

Projection image                Close-up of fog               projector I have a series of Nextfest updates coming.  These are the first of my photo/video reports.  An outstanding show at the Javits Center in NYC fromWired with advances in technology and cutting edge developments. The first impresion is the fogscreen display overhead as you pass into the exhibit hall.  Fogscreen […]