Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo

 

Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

Finger mouse: A depth camera picks up finger position and subtracts the background images to correctly interpret interactions.

“It’s a little bit like learning to touch type on a keyboard, but without any formal system or the benefit of the feel of the keys,” says Daniel Vogel, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. Vogel wasn’t involved in the research. He notes that “it’s possible that voice control could serve the same purpose, but the imaginary approach would work in noisy locations and is much more subtle than announcing, ‘iPhone, open my e-mail.’ “

8 comments. Share your thoughts »

Credits: Hasso Plattner Institute
Video by Hasso Plattner Institute

Tagged: Computing, user interfaces, iPhone app, gestural interface

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives

Close

Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me