HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Texture & Motion Sensor From Autodesk Research, an Innovative HMI
11/9/2012

The Magic Finger is a peripheral that fits around the index finger like a thimble and can be used to perform functions on a main device to which it is paired.   (Source: Autodesk)
The Magic Finger is a peripheral that fits around the index finger like a thimble and can be used to perform functions on a main device to which it is paired.
(Source: Autodesk)

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Interesting concept but practical?
Cabe Atwell   11/26/2012 3:31:07 PM
NO RATINGS
On a related note:

As I am looking to buy a new laptop, I am considering a touchscreen model (Windows 8). Is touch really useful for work like CAD? Anyone have experience?

C

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Links
Cabe Atwell   11/12/2012 5:05:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Jo,

 

Right from the horse's mouth, so to speak. http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/2012/10/magic-finger-for-your-designs.html

Honestly, I would like to see something less cumbersome. Although it seems innovative, something handsfree, the Microsoft Kinect for example, is the direction I see most HMIs taking.

Just a thought.

Cabe

 

 

 

 

johnmoran
User Rank
Silver
Re: Links
johnmoran   11/12/2012 4:30:35 PM
NO RATINGS
jname

 

Herewith a link - faster that waiting for an editorial reply.

https://www.cs.ualberta.ca/news-events/computing-news/2012/magic-finger-future-touch-interaction

Regards - John

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Interesting concept but practical?
Nancy Golden   11/12/2012 4:18:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting concept, but I am not sure how viable it would be. It seems like certain tasks would be linked with certain gestures and in order for the person to call home - they would have to remember what gesture to make...and what would happen if I scratched my nose unintentionally? I think the sensing mechanisms and the concept do have application - I am just wondering if it would be highly niched and the applications would reflect that? That seems to make more sense to me than a generic device that could perform 32 functions because of its ability to differentiate - I probably wouldn't remember more than 2-3...we tend to say more is better but that is not always the case...

jname
User Rank
Iron
Links
jname   11/9/2012 2:31:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the interesting article, Cabe.  Have you any links for the above information?

 

--Jo Mark

Partner Zone
More Blogs
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
People don’t like change, but as did the three industrial revolutions before it, Industry 4.0 will deliver painful change and irrecoverable harm to those that don’t adapt.
We're tearing down the largest product in Apple's latest lineup - the iPad Pro. How does it stack up against Microsoft's Surface Pro 4?
Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to recognize those folks around us who have had a hand in our success.
Makers of industrial PCs are continuing to take advantage of Moore’s law expansion of processing power enabling creative automation and control schemes with multicore processors.
Design News Webinar Series
1/28/2016 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/8/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/18/2016 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
2/24/2016 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 11 - 15, Designing ARM Devices Using Segger Tools
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service