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.
This year, I saw both the current marketed Intel® RealSense™ product and the just released short and long range cameras. I’m told it uses coded light technology (pretty neat in itself) that couples a passive visible light camera with an active IR camera/sensor. The visible light camera takes a traditional picture, while the active IR camera determines the distance to the various objects. From...
Another set of booths and activities that I found engaging were those that concerned 3-D printing.