This little gadget was created to give retail stores a mobile point of sale to be able to deal with increased amounts of customers, it has a scanner, POS system, RFID and a communication and credit cards reading capabilities. It is also completely touch sensitive on its front and back making it easier to use.
Looking Glass is a concept that is still in production, it is a piece of glass that when you look through can tell you what you are looking at and give you information about that, or if you are looking at text, will allow you to do loads of things with it, such as translate it to another language, or do a dictionary search on words that you don’t know. This isn’t out yet but I wanted to include it as it looks amazing!
This is a glove that is developed for PC, it has 18 touch points and 3 activator pads which allow the user over 30 programmable actions. This allows you to throw commands really fast as you to need to do is say touch a finger with your palm. The activator pads are on your middle finger, thumb, and palm. So when any of these are pressed, it counts as a keystroke.
This is a multitouch interface that was made and used on Ubuntu that uses a camera to pick up your hand gestures, it then processes the gestures and does something on the screen depending on what your hands to.
The Razer Hydra is a motion sensing controller made by razer, it uses magnetic motion sensing to find the exact location of the the controllers, you use both controllers one in each hand, or if playing with friends then one each, this allows total immersion, the software for the razer hydra was also developed with Sixense.
Sifteo Cubes are small wireless cubes that allow the user to do a range of activities with them. They connect to a computer using a USB radio link and there own Creativity Kit, in which you are feel to program the cubes yourself or use the premade software for them. The cubes register bing moved, shaken, flipped and rotated, making them good for games using you hand, and good for puzzles for young children.
The Playstation move is a mostion-sencing game controller for the playstation 3. Similar to the Nintendo Wii controller you use the Move controller to make gestures to what you want to do in the game. There moves you make are then picked up by the “PlayStation Eye” a camera that senses the motion of the Controller.