Sixth Sense Technology
As human beings we are most concerned about physical and digital information. We are growing up with the physical objects around us. We are really fond of interacting with physical objects instead of computing devices. Sixth Sense Technology is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cell phone which acts as the computer and connected to the Cloud, all the information stored on the web . Before implementing the sixth sense technology the inventor tried to combine the physical world to digital world creating a gesture interface device that actually acts as a motion sensing device.
The basic idea behind this is always objects are connected with gestures that are used to interact with both objects and each other. The first thought was basically regarding taking part of the physical world to the digital world by implementing things like sticky notes coming to a sms or a meeting reminder, writing query connected with paper input output system, pen can draws 3D images and Google map without searching key words. Thus computing became so intuitive. The goal was to connect these two worlds in the first. However we know that people don’t like computing .
The reverse operation of previously
Thus this becomes a vital issue since people get more aware about their day to day information and this technology provides you a way to carry your digital world always with you wherever you go. Sometime ago these things were amazing and nowadays with this technology people’s lives have become more convenient and informative. By this I’m thrilled to research about the way of connecting two worlds, the technology behind sixth sense and what are the uses of this and further improvements since I’m fond of finding ways of interacting with world of information. . Background and motivation The physical world is set to blur into the digital with the invention of a new ‘sixth sense’ device. This is specifically designed with mobility in mind. And if this new prototype manages to see the commercial light of day, it could hold the potential to become the preferred option for multi-touch devices worldwide. The genius behind this technology, Pranav Mistry says it’s all about integrating the virtual world with reality and it can really let you connect as a sixth sense device with whatever is in front of you.
I’m really enthusiastic in this research area of sixth sense technology since I’m searching for a way to interact with these two worlds and information out of the scope which is always with regard to our five senses. On the other hand it’s an amazing idea to carry our digital world with us where ever we go. This is a wearable gestural interface. We are all human beings. As you I’m always keen on making aware of dynamic information. Imagine that we can experience a live discussion while reading a news paper and we can dial a number on our palm and make a call.
We can use any surface to modify our information. Therefore we can pinch many physical things to our digital world. I was so motivated to this technology since it will help us to take better decisions about day to day lives by using instant dynamically changed information. It makes our task effective and efficient. Before the arrival of sixth sense technology the inventor implemented a way to connect part of physical world to digital world. What we are doing physically is replicated in digital world.
I’m so interested in learning about that area since it was the approach for the concept of sixth sense technology. And this technology is open source. If we are interested in this we can make our own sensing device. Still some of the testings are done on to make this more advanced. The concept is always with regard of connecting these two worlds. 3. The thrilling potential of sixth sense technology Sixth sense is a wearable gestural interface device that augments the physical world with digital information and lets people use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
The prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness, viability and flexibility of the system like map application, the drawing application and freehand gestures (postures). The device is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror, a camera, mobile component and colored markers. This is basically for carrying digital world to the every day physical life. We know that people are really interested to use objects , gestures they are familiar instead of sitting in front of a machine and computing devices. Firstly the researches were carried for taking the physical objects to the digital world.
These experiments are done by Pranav Mistry and his group in MIT. We know that when we talk about objects the gestures automatically connected with them. So this was his first thought and implementation. Then he thought about reverse operation since people always need information. You can carry digital information source with you. This device recognizes the objects around us displaying information automatically and letting us to access it in any way we need. The technology allows the user to draw icons or symbols in the air using the movement of the index finger and recognizes the symbols as interaction instructions.
For an example ‘@’ symbol user can check his mails on any surface . On the other hand you can obtain information about a thing you are going to buying, and if your flight is in a delay it will be shown on your ticket. Thus the dynamic information can be obtained easily. Sharing information, rating books, video annotation on news papers and showing flight status are some of the uses. On the surface of a paper you can watch a movie or play game. Pinching a content in a doc and manipulate in your own way and again put data into your computer. So it gives more manipulating power.
This technology goes open source and user can implement his own device according to his requirements. There will be interactive advertisements, true 3D print media, 3D visualizations, camera that can act as a third eye for the blind people and sixth sense brain implant will be the future improvements of the advancement of sixth sense technology. 4. Aim and objectives 1. Aim My aim of this research is to do a critical broad review about Sixth sense technology and the concept behind it. 2. Objectives 1. Critical review of the concept that came before Sixth sense technology . The connection between the previous concept and the concept behind the Sixth sense technology. 3. Identify the key characteristics about Sixth sense technology. 4. Finding about the technology behind it. 5. Identifying the advanced and developed areas of this technology. 6. Studying about technology where it’s used in day to day lives 7. The benefits of using Sixth sense device and its architecture. 8. The limitations of the system. 9. The future enhancements of the Sixth sense technology. 10. Understanding the importance. 5. Intended outcome
At the end of my research I hope to understand the importance of this sixth sense technology when compared to the other systems. How it is applied in normal lives simply with objects and gestures. Then I try to understand the limitations, the technology behind this, and future directions of this technology. At the same time I’m keen on studying the concept which gave the idea for this and its applications as well. On the other hand not only the architecture I pay my full concentration on the concept behind this and how it can combine these physical and digital world.
Intended outcome of this study is to provide a review of how Sixth sense technology is applied, the uses of it and the concept behind it. I want to find the way it helps to information and communication technology and the way people access or get to know about the dynamically changed information at an instant. I want to explore the concept of taking digital world to our physical world by using Sixth sense technology where we have convenient manner of using and manipulating every day objects and free gestures.