Technology from science fiction movies often leaves us very surprised and with many questions, especially when you see how people access computer walking their hands in the air or touching a screen that looks far beyond the touch screen of our days. But it seems that the writers of those stories had a good intuition imagining something like that because this technology will actually occur in the future.
Indian inventor Pranav Mistry at TED India announced that in a few months this technology will be released on the gadgets’s market. This revolutionary assembly consists of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera and allows users to combine the physical world with digital information just using natural movements of the hand.
The projector projects visual information and creates from the objects around us a user interface and the camera tracks and recognizes hand’s gestures using basic techniques of filmography. Then you have access to information using only your fingers. For example, if you want to check your mail all you have to do is to draw the symbol @ and if you want to do a picture just do a square in the air with your fingers and a screen will appear.
But the real important element of the technology consists in connecting the real world with updated information from the Internet. For example, if you have an airplane ticket and you want to know if the flight is delayed, just put out the ticket from your pocket and a screen will appear with all the information from the airport’s website. Or if you are in a hypermarket and don’t know exactly which product to choose, just look at one product, hold it in your hand and Sixth Sense will tell you what is the best for you. These things are possible because the Sixth Sense recognizes objects around you and immediately offers to you information without you making any effort.