New Gizmo

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by MelT, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. I'm not sure of this story's authenticity as I just found it, but:

    Long Beach (California), Feb 05: US university researchers have created a portable "sixth sense" device powered by commercial products that can seamlessly channel Internet information into daily routines.

    [​IMG] The device created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists can turn any surface into a touch-screen for computing, controlled by simple hand gestures.

    The gadget can even take photographs if a user frames a scene with his or her hands, or project a watch face with the proper time on a wrist if the user makes a circle there with a finger.

    The MIT wizards cobbled a Web camera, a battery-powered projector and a mobile telephone into a gizmo that can be worn like jewellery. Signals from the camera and projector are relayed to smart phones with Internet connections.

    "Other than letting some of you live out your fantasy of looking as cool as Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' it can really let you connect as a sixth sense device with whatever is in front of you," said MIT researcher Patty Maes.

    Maes used a Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference stage in Southern California yesterday to unveil the futuristic gadget made from store-bought components costing about USD 300.
  2. omg if that's true and it only costs them $300 to make with store bought products? Those sound pretty nifty for that price if it is true, nice find.
  3. do you have a link to the original article this sounds pretty interesting
  4. very much agreed lol any original link? ill be looking myself

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