Sixth Sense At The Price Of A Cellphone
It’s been well named. Till now, it existed in the realms of the imagination – some believed in it, some didn’t. Today, it stands for a device that brings together the physical world and the world of digital information. SixthSense is a wearable device that enables you to have the whole world of digital information at your fingertips – literally!
You can take a look at what Pranav Mistry from MIT has to say about his wonderful invention on his website. He’s 28 years old and as his professor Pattie Maes will tell you, he hasn’t slept too much the past few months. And what he has for us is something quite out of this world. Right now, the whole contraption might be a trifle crude and bulky but it looks like very soon, this device could become small enough to be an implant and maybe we’ll all be walking, talking SixthSensers!
What SixthSense effectively does is make the intangible world of digital information a part of the tangible world we know. Till now, digital information was confined to the screen or paper, if you printed that information out. This sets information free and the whole world is your screen or personal computer.
It’s been classified under the category ‘wearable computing’ and it combines a camera, a projector and a mirror into a mobile so you can take pictures of anything you want, you can project anything you want onto any surface around you and you can access digital information – all by using your fingers which have colour coded attachments on the thumb and the index finger. The projector can even project a keyboard for you to type your emails on – and email accessibility is just an ‘@’ sign away! Instructions can be done by drawing icons in the air with your finger. A circle on your wrist shows up a watch and a magnifying glass brings up the map application.
All this at a prototype cost of $350. Little wonder that all the giants in the digital world are interested – from Microsoft to Google to Samsung and HP.
I was in the middle of writing this hub when a forward popped into my mailbox. It was from my friend, Feline Prophet and this is the video link that she sent me. Sixth sense or what?
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