Saturday, October 2, 2010


Ever you heard about sixthsense?? I am sure that everybody will assume that sixthsense is something like an additional sense that only some of us had it except of our five basic senses, seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing and tasting. Here i want to share some amazing story about new sixthsense that i ever thought from Youtube. It is about 'SixthSense' technology. 'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. This device was developed by a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. SixthSense is purposely developed to bridges the gap of digital devices and human interactions with the physical world. Even though people are now able to carry computers in their pockets which let us continually connected to the digital world but such technology has no link between digital devices and interaction with physical world. And amazing, Sixthsense brings information intangibly, and allowed people to interact with this information via natural hand gestures compared is was limited traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen before.

This power prototype is only comprised of four components which are a Camera (A webcam captures an object in view and tracks the user's hand gestures which sends the data to the smart phone), Colored Markers (Marking the user's fingers with red, yellow, green and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures) a Projector (A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view- object, wall, or person) and a Smart Phone (A web-enabled smart phone in the user's pockets processes the video data, using vision algorithms to identify the object).

The Sixtsense prototype implements secveral applications. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures, letting the user zoom in, zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user’s index fing
er. Users also control SixthSense with simple hand gestures by putting their fingers and thumbs together to create a picture frame tells the camera to snap a photo, while drawing an @ symbol in the air allows you to check your e-mail and drawing a magnifying glass symbol takes the user to the map application. It is also designed to automatically recognize objects and retrieve relevant information such as hold up a book, for instance, and the device projects reader ratings from sites like onto its cover. With text-to-speech software and a Bluetooth headset, it can "whisper" the information to you instead.

There are pros and cons to have such emerging technology like SixthSense by this time. There are lots of advantages by having this new technology. This augmented reality becomes practically for day-to-day task
in a cheaper and portable equivalent when people could walk around with, projecting stuff all over the place, and interacting with the surroundings as well. People also can use it as useful comparison shopping or deciding whether to buy a book in a bookstore. There are also some disadvantages by having this technology in our real world. How people going to redefine privacy when people may simply recognized ourself by screening our shirt and will know our details and perhaps a negative rating about us. Moreover, the application to use any surfaces as their interfaces may lead users has no resp
ect whereby the can easily using any surfaces including others back as projector...can u imagine how rude it is..???!! Furthermore, it’s scared to believe that if people use technology in their lives too much, there will be a point where they would not be able to do anything without it. Yeap..people will depends solely with this technology and become lazy to make some effort to think by themselves.. so, "Renung-renungkan, and selamat beramal" (~.^)

Created By: Rozana Binti Othma
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