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The Sixth Sense Technology

By on July 18, 2010 in Science & Technology


I came across this brilliant use of technology and thought it was a great example of creative thinking.  I am a bit of a technology buff and very interested in how new technology impacts on society so this is of particular interest to me.

Here is the description:

‘SixthSense’ is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

Watch this video first – it should amaze you

If you enjoyed that then you can learn a more about how it works in the second video which is a presentation to TED

Pranav Mistry is the brilliant mind behind this new ‘Sixth Sense’. Many people watching it might be thinking that he and MIT Media labs have developed totally new technology. This is not really the case.

It is really just a new human interface connecting up existing technologies. They do not show the little “box” that runs it all but anyone that has a new iPhone will recognise many of the applications. I do not mean to take away from the brilliance of the concept. I admire this guy’s mind.

I don’t think I could ever go back to a mobile phone with a keypad now!


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