Tuesday, March 16, 2010

PLN 16

I just watched the video, “Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense,” which talks about a new device that can give you information about anything infront of you and much more. This device is made up of a camera, a projecter, a mirror, a phone, and colored caps on your fingers. You can interact with this projected data by simple gestures. To take a picture, you can just make the frame with your hands and the device will take the picture. Finding ratings on books or annotations on that book is as easy as having it infront of you. When meeting someone new the device shows words that describe the person and gives you lots of information about that individual. The device is completely portable and can project on any surface, including your hand if need be. The system can recognize a product and give a green, orange, or red light for your own personal likes. This device is extremely technologically advanced and is still a work in progress. This sixth sense seems to be more advanced “Google Goggles” that has access to lots more information. Information comes easily and with this device it will only get easier.

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