Toshiba AirSwing Motion Based User Interface

Toshiba AirSwing is a technology that allows users to wave their hands in front of a screen to control menus and objects on the screen.

The technology behind AirSwing uses a standard webcam to track a user and then with software, it is capable of tracking hand movements and gestures converting them in to movement on screen. For example you swipe your hand left, the menu will rotate around the same direction etc…

It isn’t clear if this technology will ever go mainstream although for laptops with webcams built in, it could be handy for flicking through photos without having to touch the screen or keyboard.

The video below shows the AirSwing from Toshiba in action and gives a good demonstration of how users might interact with computers in the future.

Via: Coolest Gadgets

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