Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take something that is on a physical piece of paper or in real life and move that object to your computer immediately? Just drag and drop. Or not even needing a computer or a phone or watch.

For example, drawing a magnifying glass symbol takes the user to the map application or drawing an ‘@’ symbol lets the user check his mail. The SixthSense system also augments physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting more information about these objects projected on them. For example, a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper. The gesture of drawing a circle on the user’s wrist projects an analog watch.

This is now very real technology that Pranay Mistry of MIT created and wants to start making available to just to people who have money but for the world to use.

SixthSense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. Pranav Mistry of MIT Media Lab is the inventor of the SixthSense.


Source: SixthSense – a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab)