Sales of Nest smoke detector resume at lower price (Update)
Google's Nest Labs is resuming sales and lowering the price of a high-tech smoke detector that was pulled from the market after malfunctioning.
Virtual humans, programmed to feel
A clenched fist thumps the air to emphasize a point; a sweeping hand signals the array of possibilities; furrowed eyebrows question the veracity of the politician's remarks. These are all examples of the ...
Human-computer interactions could be improved by a new efficient and accurate hand-gesture-recognition model
Virtual reality, gaming and robotics rely on computers using depth images from cameras to recognize, understand and replicate actual body movements. Programming a computer to accurately identify hand gestures ...
Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video)
HP marks October availability of gesture-control PC (w/ Video)
Review: Leap Motion Controller not ready for prime time
When Tom Cruise's character in the movie "Minority Report" controls a computer only by waving his hands, it looks really cool.
Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate via computer (w/ Video)
Educators explore innovative 'theater' as a way to learn physics
In a study released last week, education researchers found that personifying energy allowed students to grapple with difficult ideas about how energy works. Contrasted with more traditional lectures and graphs, this innovative ...
Why do we gesticulate?
If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that! Scientists have found that the evolution of the control of speech and hand movements can be traced back to the same place in the brain, which ...
Atheer Labs demos 3-D virtual object-manipulation goggles
'Makers' 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands
(Phys.org) —A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard ...
With wave of the hand, researchers create touch-based interfaces
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. But now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University ...
HP will integrate Leap Motion controllers with PCs (Update)
Leap Motion's 3-D motion controllers will be included in some personal computers from Hewlett-Packard Co. this year, a move that the San Francisco startup hopes is a first step toward bringing touch-free ...
Teachers' gestures boost math learning
Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra.