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Canesta – Minority Report Gesture-Inteface for TV May 28, 2009

Posted by stewsutton in D7 All Things Digital.
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From Canesta we have something rather interesting and it looks like something out of the movie “Minority Report.” This is a cool interface based on a small camera that is built into a TV that allows “Gestures” to be used to control the TV.  Lot’s of development to be done and target release date is 2010.  Hitachi is the first company to announce a commercial product.  Does not require anything to be put on the body (glove, etc.).  Jim Spare, CEO of Canestas says ” you can use gestures to control your TV and other devices (in the future; today it’s just TV). We’ve developed a new kind of 3-D camera that’s built in to the TV.  They show the camera and it’s really tiny (about the size of a stick of gum.)

You can see the demo here and watch how the different gestures are used to control a TV set.