Within the last five years, the field of Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) has been revolutionized by the influx of new devices onto the market. These devices allow users to interact directly with a user interface using gestures or speech, for example. This article looks at the extent to which this type of control is both intuitive and comfortable.
Touch and gesture control, image recognition, and augmented reality have found their way onto countless educational apps and toys, bringing virtual and real worlds together. Sophisticated technologies like the Intel® RealSense™ camera are driving toward a world of play and learning where distinctions between the real and the virtual are all but irrelevant.