Gesture Recognition

  • If you're training to be a concert violinist, you don't want your technique to be merely "good enough." A new computer system may soon be able to help, as it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a user's bow technique, and could perhaps even tell them how to improve their performance.
  • Cemtrex might not be well known in the world of office kit, but that hasn't stopped it launching what it regards as "the most advanced workstation on the market." And with everything it's shoehorned in – including a gesture control system dubbed the "Stark Gesture System" – it may well be.
  • ​We've already heard about gloves and cameras that could be used to translate hand gestures (such as American Sign Language) into text or spoken words. What might be simpler, though, is a system consisting of just a ring and a wristband – which has been created.
  • Most people don’t understand sign language, to the frustration of those who rely on it to communicate. Now engineers have developed a prototype called “The Language of Glove,” a Bluetooth-enabled, sensor-packed glove that reads the hand gestures of sign language and translates them into text.
  • Science
    ​Although there are already systems that allow us to control devices via hand gestures, they rely on sensors such as cameras, accelerometers and gyroscopes. A new technology goes about gesture control in a different way – it's integrated into a watch strap, and it's been used to control a drone.
  • There have been numerous attempts to develop an alternative to the keyboard and mouse human-to-computer interface. Apotact Labs recently joined the fray with a four-finger glove-like design called Gest that allows you to control your computer and your mobile devices with your hands.
  • MotionSavvy has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for its Uni technology. The solution is a combo that helps deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with non-deaf people who don't understand sign language in real time.
  • Imagine if your smartphone was ringing away in your bag or pocket, and you were able to silence it simply by waving your hand in the air – without even taking the phone out. Well, that could soon be a reality, thanks to new gesture-recognition technology known as SideSwipe.
  • Inspecting products on the assembly line can itself be expensive, time consuming, and not as accurate as it should be. To speed things up a bit, BMW has developed a new system for inspecting bumpers that uses gestures to allow inspectors to literally point out defects.
  • Researchers are working on a possible alternative to typed passcodes. They've discovered that passwords consisting of hand gestures used to draw free-form lines on a smartphone or tablet screen are much more difficult for "shoulder surfers" to copy after seeing.
  • Gesture recognition devices may indeed offer more functionality than is possible using just a keyboard, but in order to use them, users have to lift their hands away from that keyboard. A Microsoft team decided to address that problem, and created a keyboard that recognizes hand gestures.
  • California-based Logbar aims to take finger wagging to the next level with Ring, which pairs with devices via Bluetooth to allow control of mobile devices and home appliances, make electronic payments and even type text in mid air with a wave of a finger.