Touchless Gesture UI

Touchless Gesture UI
Feb 2nd, 2011

Here is an interesting video showing Mimesign, a touchless gesture-based user interface designed by Elliptic Labs for tablets.  The iPad doc version was demoed at CES in Vegas this year.  Another great example of software and technology moving closer to the natural user interface (NUI).  Elliptic Labs CEO, Stian Aldrin, explained “The idea is that you use touchless gestures to operate primary functions of a docked tablet in situations like when you have wet or greasy hands in the kitchen.” 

While I am not sure how many people want to dock their tablets, I can see this same technology being used for, say, the apps on Samsung TVs.  To me, the whole point of a tablet is for mobility and a comfortable enough form factor you can lounge on the couch with.  This is why I think Elliptic Labs should be looking beyond the mobile space for their product.

About the author

Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Read more

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