Gesture-based computing is starting to do wonders in the world of medicine, with potential applications in areas such as imaging and surgery. On the other hand, with the success of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, the Nintendo Wii, and the Playstation Eye, gesture computing is also a great entertainment tool.
But what about those of us who aren’t medical professionals, or don’t have the time to be playing video games?
Thanks to new technology from experts at Google, gesture-based computing is now available to anyone with a webcam and can be used to control your Gmail inbox.
Google claims the breakthrough technology, known as Gmail Motion, is simple and intuitive, increases physical activity, and improves email productivity by up to 12%! And, its endorsements include a renowned "environmental movement specialist" and a researcher from the California Center for Kinesis and Paralanguage.
Google claims the innovation doesn’t end with just email. They’ve already announced technology to incorporate Gmail Motion into Google Docs too.
Learn More: Google Motion BETA…
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