10 Nov '12, 2am

Design News - Blog - Texture & Motion Sensor From Autodesk Research, an Innovative HMI vía @designnews

Design News - Blog - Texture & Motion Sensor From Autodesk Research, an Innovative HMI vía @designnews

Unique ways of interaction between humans and devices are inching us closer and closer to living in that sci-fi vision of the future. Google Glasses and leap motion are platforms for a simple and almost astonishing interaction between people and their computer counterparts. Autodesk, makers of AutoCAD, and researchers from the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto are creating another interface unit called the "Magic Finger" that turns any surface into an extension of a linked device. The Magic Finger is a peripheral that fits around the index finger like a thimble and can be used to perform functions on a main device to which it is paired. It is equipped with an ADNS 2620 low-resolution, high-speed optical flow sensor that senses X-Y motion, and a high-resolution AWAIBA NanEye micro RGB camera with modified HDNS-2100 lens that detects the surface being touch...

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