Many of us might have heard about the sixth sense in Hollywood movies, but ever thought that you will be able to use it as a technology?
If you are from those who just believe that there are only five senses then I must say you are wrong. Because, those five senses are provided by nature. Now technology is going to provide you an addition sense named as sixth sense. It’s an exciting new research from MIT students which have been experimented successfully, and soon we will find it in the market as a wearable gestural interface.
How Sixth Sense Works
The technology in itself is nothing more than the combination of some stunning technologies, but the idea of combining those technologies is really great. The technology is mainly based on hand gesture recognition, image capturing, processing, and manipulation, etc. The camera is used to recognize and track user’s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques, while the projector is used to project visual information on walls or on any physical thing around us. Other hardware includes mirror and colored caps to be used for fingers.
The software of the technology uses the video stream, which is captured by the camera, and also tracks the location of the tips of the fingers to recognize the gestures. This process is done using some techniques of computer vision.
Sixth Sense Applications
The sixth sense also implements map which lets the user display the map on any physical surface and find his destination by just using his gestures. The device is cool enough that it can display current time on your wrist as well as recognize people by projecting information related to them.