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Wave Your Hand, Draw in 3D

Wave Your Hand, Draw in 3D

Pioneer has developed a nifty new way to draw and work with 3D images. We haven't seen creative hand waving like that since the movie Minority Report.

The user draws with a finger placed within a frame; the connected PC and software interpret the movement and put it on the screen. Apparently, the image itself appears in three dimensions without the need for special glasses.

(Pioneer 3D Interface)

As you may recall, in the film Minority Report, Tom Cruise stands before a transparent wide-screen flat panel, and uses hand movements to call up information and then manipulate it. The film is based on Philip K. Dick's remarkable 1956 short story of the same name; in the story, the Precrime analytical wing stands by to interpret the fevered words of the three precogs (from "precognitive") who see into the future.

If you are interested in other hand-movement-controlled interfaces, take a look at Minority Report Glove Interface From Raytheon and Discovery Informatics Interface At Purdue University. Story from Akihabara News via Riding Sun.

(This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission from Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction.)

Bill Christensen catalogues the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at his website, Technovelgy. He is a contributor to Live Science.