Gesture recognition devices are becoming more commonplace as of late, especially with game consoles, thanks to Microsoft’s Kinect technology. However, the University of Washington is hard at work on a more affordable alternative.
The company is hard at work on a new gesture recognition device that works with TV signals, enabling users to input commands simply by moving about. Better still, the technology appears to be dirt cheap, costing less than a dollar to make.
The technology, known as AllSee, is a tiny quarter-sized sensor that pairs up with pieces of technology to create a gesture-based user interface. Using hand gestures – waves, closing of hand, etc. – to communicate as a result. It tracks your movement through TV signals, converting it into a readable signal based on your motions.
Gaming applications are obvious, especially with the cost of the technology being so low. More information on the technology can be found in the video below.