Integrating Information Into Our Objects

by Matt Ball on September 24, 2010

An MIT researcher has created a low-cost and compelling user interface that uses a camera, projector, and hand gestures to integrate information onto everyday objects. Some examples, include the manipulation of maps, or the overlay of information on paper, and even an augmented paper interface that effectively combines the digital with paper.

What was the overall motivator? “To not simply be machines sitting in front of other machines.”

Be sure to watch this TED talk for more details. For more information about the research, see Pranav Mistry’s Sixth Sense website.

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