Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology (TED talk)

Back in 2000, Pranav took to computer mice, stripped out the parts, and made a gesturing device. It strapped to his hand, and pulleys attached to his fingers.

He then wonders why sticky notes can’t be digitalized. So he makes a device that reads what you write on a sticky note and adds it to an app, which can then be searched.

A pen that writes in 3 dimensions? He then makes one of those, and helps architects to draw their plans in 3D.

The SixthSense device is a camera and projector. It can read what you gesture, and also project back on any surface. By gesturing to take a picture, it will take a shot for you, and then project it back onto the wall, or the palm of your hand. Incredible!

If you want to see how the integration between the digital world and the real world will be, this video certainly provides a powerful glimpse. This guy is a fine inventor.

(Part of TED a day for June)


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