Practical Gesture-Based Computing

Imagine a gaming system where you could pick up special items, swing your sword, and navigate a virtual world using only gestures of your hand. No controllers to charge or replace, no confusion on which button does what. Now imagine that you didn't have to sell your house to afford that gaming system. Gesture-based computing has been around for awhile, but until recently has been expensive and not terribly accurate. Researchers at MIT have developed a gesture-based system that utilizes only a webcam (standard on many new computers) and a special vinyl glove. AveryZoe at GoozerNation reports.

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