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Video: WiSee Takes Gesture Recognition to the Next Level

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vimalkumarp
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vimalkumarp   7/17/2013 6:47:52 AM
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This will really open up new avenues and enahnce product usability. thanks for sharing this.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/17/2013 1:01:29 PM
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Cabe, thanks for reporting on this trend and what technologies are available. This is a fascinating area of machine design. WiSee sounds like it's going to push the whole concept into an entirely different level. More sci-fi become reality.

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Charles Murray   7/17/2013 7:20:07 PM
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Nice story, Cabe. In another decade or so, the only way we'll be able to see a keyboard and mouse is in a computer museum, right next to the Commodore 64.

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TJ McDermott   7/18/2013 12:40:23 AM
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Cabe, this is really cool stuff!

The problem I see is not with the the technology, but the time it takes to bring something like this to market.  Before this can make inroads in the market, someone will have "taken it to the next level" again, and the cycle starts anew.

One cannot stand still, but the pace is so fast now cool ideas stay just that - ideas.

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a.saji   7/18/2013 4:58:01 AM
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@Charles: Do you really think so ? What will replace the two if so ? Do you think AI can play a big role in the future to replace the 2 ?      

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far911   7/18/2013 5:58:03 AM
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This is fascinating stuff and gives realization to the stuff we've seen in Sci-Fi movies like Minority Report etc. Although I am a bit concerned about the departure from mechanic interaction to gesture recognition. I think there are undiscovered implications of this. I hope I'm wrong though. 

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far911   7/18/2013 6:07:07 AM
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@Charles - I think that's debatable. There's too many people who still haven't had any interaction with touch and gesture-based input. It'll be quite some time before keyboards and mice are completely put out of the equation. 

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far911   7/18/2013 6:09:13 AM
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@TJ McDermott - Well said. The time to adapt such technology will take a while and expect a lot of initial resistance from the working people. Most of the stuff in the lab gets replaced by the new stuff that gets made in the lab. Most of it never hits wide spread usage. 

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Gesture3 recognition: A dumb idea, no matter how cool
William K.   7/18/2013 9:02:10 PM
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The whole concept of computer gesture recognition smells a lot like a few programers wanting to show off how smart they are, and how they can create something really new. But the actual value added will not be very much, and the harm done by forcing a lot of people to think even more like the minions of Mr. Gates will take a while to become apparant. We will have the computers getting things wrong even more often and in no time things will be produced that have no other method of control except for some gestures invented by a bunch of programmers. 

So is it OK to do something just to prove that it can be done, and show folks how smart you are, without delivering any actual value? In simpler words, " just because you can, does that mean that you should?"

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surveillance potential?
paulomuggler   7/25/2013 12:19:52 PM
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Does anyone else think there is a huge potential for undesired surveillance with this kind of technology? Could this not be used to build huge databases to be mined for marketing, or other, more nefarious, purposes?

As a side note, the Kinect is not a gesture recognition technology per se, it is a glorified depth-sensing camera. The gesture recognition technology is in the computer vision algorithms running over the depth annotated images.

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