When Hollywood directors attempt to depict the future of PC interfaces, they come up with everything from voice-controlled supercomputers to holographic keyboards. But one very famous fictional interface, the touchless finger-to-glass-display controls shown in Minority Report, just took a giant leap into the real world thanks to the work of developers at Microsoft Research. Digits is a wrist-mounted sensor device that allows the wearer to manipulate—with fingertip accuracy—everything from on-screen characters, guns within computer games, and a myriad of controls within software programs on music players and television sets. Read the full story at PC Mag.
Microsoft Research Unveils Gloveless Digital Hand Interface
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).