Wrist device from Microsoft Research that tracks gestures in 3D

A team of researchers at Microsoft’s UK-based R&D lab has crafted a system that tracks the full 3D pose of a user’s hand without the need for a glove. Kinect-inspired rig, named Digits, latches onto a user’s wrist and utilizes a diffuse infrared light, IR laser, camera and inertial measurement unit to track movements of fingers.


The team envisions the solution as a supplement to touch-based interfaces, a method for eyes-free control of mobile devices and as a gaming controller that could work in conjunction with Kinect or similar systems. In its current state, the device needs to be tethered to a laptop, but the ultimate goal is to create a mobile, self contained unit the size of a wrist watch.




Via: Engadget


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