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With Wave of the Hand, Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Touch-based Interfaces

April 25, 2013

a touch-based interface using hand gestures Researchers previously have shown that a depth camera system, such as Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen. Now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have demonstrated how these touch-based interfaces can be created almost at will, with the wave of a hand. CMU's WorldKit system, for instance, enables someone to rub the arm of a sofa to "paint" a remote control for their TV. Full Story

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