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Wearable gesture armbands

Gesture recognition via armbands instead of cameras.

More information about MYO on getmyo.com

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Kinect meets marionettes

Mannequins imitate pedestrians movements. It’s based on Kinect and marionettes strings! The movement looks a bit scary but the people seems to like it.

Source: Designtaxi.com

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360 degree video

Static 360° images are well-known but a running 360° video is new and quite beautiful – here you can ride a gondola in Venice.

World’s First 360º Gondola Ride In Venice, Italy (Flash required)

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Interactive Plants

Disney again! This time, plants are used to act as capacitive sensors. Add some augmented reality and the result looks quite cool.

Source: Disney Research

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Delites Automate

An interactive installation made easy: all you need is a display, a button, and potato chips. :-)

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Tactus morphing tactile touchscreen

“application-controlled, completely transparent physical buttons that rise up from the touch-screen surface on demand. […] this is not a trick of your senses using vibration or stimulation, but rather real physical buttons that rise out of the surface of the screen.”

Source: http://www.tactustechnology.com/technology.html

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Leap motion controller

Leap is another motion controller very similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. But Leap is much more accurate (200 times), so it can also detect each finger separately. I am still a bit sceptic about the video because Leap is told to come to a very low price of 69,99 US-Dollar (~55 Euro).

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Touché capacitive sensor

Touché from Disney Research is capacitive sensor. The demo video shows possible applications with varied materials.

Source: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/6/3001269/disney-touche-swept-frequency-capacitive-touch-sensor

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ZeroN – Levitated Interaction Element

ZeroN is a MIT prototype that allows to interact with levitated objects. Still a bit shaky but quite cool.

Source: http://www.leejinha.com/zeron

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Augmented reality glasses

The first Google X project revealed: a demo video of augmented reality glasses.
Let life become even more virtual, woohoo!

And here a parody that shows the Microsoft-version: