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Scientists Test Technology Based on Human Movements
Posted By Abe Brown On September 14, 2011 @ 6:28 am In Business Software,Innovation,Managing Technology | No Comments
Scientists have developed technology that turn a human body into an antenna, allowing you to control computer technology by gestures. You’ve seen the program’s predecessors. Well, you’ve played using them, using the Wii’s controller to golf, bowl, and practice your virtual backhand.The development was lead by scientists from Microsoft Research and the University of Washington. The research team hopes for greater real-world uses than just gaming. “You could walk up to a ticket-purchasing machine, stand in front and make a gesture to be able to buy your ticket — or set the kind of gas you want at the gas station,” said Desney Tan, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research.
No exact timeline exists for when the technology could see commercial uses, and so far, the team has only conducted experiments with it. And since it works by manipulating electromagnetic fields, it poses no health risks — perfect for anyone excited by the prospect of becoming a biological antenna.
Read more at The New York Times .
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