Here something for all of you techie tinkerers to try when its released. In a presentation by Pranav MistryÂ on "several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data", Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.Â I expect we'll see some of these ideas interfaced with Blender in the future, we've already had others such as Wiimotes by Thomas Eldredge
TED has so many genius minds that gather and present there. I'm always checking out in my free time. It will be pretty awesome to actually see how some of these technologies evolve over time. The one thing that makes it even more attractive is the affordability of materials and the DIY design he presents. And open-source is always a great movement!
This guy is a genius!!! I saw a article about him in MIT technology review.
The possibilities of this technology are endless, just think about what it could do for medicine: just by looking at patients records a doctor could instantly receive information on allergies or drug conflicts without having to lug a computer around.
Ha! Very well timed BlenderNation!
I was going to post - of the last item, the 3D scanner - that being able to gesture to a camera in real-time is pretty useful. Lo and behold...
I guess I just don't find having computers integrated into everything as fun. I love to go away from them and not have them around. I do enough with them in my work, never mind having them strapped to my body .
The idea is great, and you have always the option to not use this, but it would make a more interactive life posible with a divice as this. A bit DIY on the hardware side, opensource software and some tinkering and cheap, good thinking.
open-source - glad to hear it! interesting ideas he has
I don't know should I be looking forward to this kind of technology or scared.
No, actually I'm scared because my daughter will probably be plugged in to the Internet. She will just ask Big Brother what she want to now or rather, Big Brother will just tell her what she should know...
And Open-Source yeah even more great looking forward to it.
wow...thank you for posting this :-)
Nice,but this technology perhaps will be in use around 50 to 80 years from now.
I mean for the general public use.look at Tasla invention of wireless emitter energy technology.Now customer can buy devices that can charge without plugging in the wall,70 later.
As for open source if blender continue to effect Autodesk sales some time near they will make an offer
to Ton join us or else!
I don't trust powerful companies period!!!
wow, that is amazing :-D and the software is going to be open-source? even more awesome! :-DDDDD
I also saw him in an article for pop-sci magazine (June). I didn't realise then how cool this was.
I found out about sixth sense about a year ago and have been following it off and on since. This is great news. The advances that Pranav's made in sixth sense in the past year is outstanding as well. good stuff
nothing more to say...
That was very awesome that it seems scary. I would love to know how to make those. Seems he just used ordinary peripherals to make his devices.
Hmm. It is a good idea, don't get me wrong. But I think that this doesn't quite fix all the problems. It does fix a lot of problems, but it creates new ones too. Like for instance, carrying around a projector on your chest, and camera constantly. Would it work in a poorly lit room or would you be able to see the screen in a brightly lit room? How easy would it be to type with one hand? (Since the other hand has to hold up the piece to paper to type on, or other surface). Also sometimes you want to do something that requires the screen to be very stable, which this isn't since the image is being projected from your chest.
I think it's a great idea, and he's certainly done a great job on it, but I don't think I'd buy a gadget like this.
I saw this the other day, great to see it posted here.
I believe this is a look into the near future, and I especially believe that this technology will be the next step on from laptop and desktop computers.
So computers as we know them will be gone soon, enjoy them while you can! Very exciting times :D
This is a great innovation.. no doubt. But i think it depends on the user whether the integration will benefit the ppl... i for one may not.. But that doesnt make the sixth sense technology less interesting... http://www.cypress.com/
Im sure over time the technology will get more compact, projectors can already be made pretty small, making them much smaller and brighter will be a realistic goal for this kind of technology to take off properly. Imagine the projector being able to detect the brightness of the area the user is in, and automatically adjust to make the screen visible.
The stableness which you mentioned also crossed my mind, but it could also be overcome pretty easily with some new tech. Imagine if the camera could lock onto certain things and track them, adjusting the position of the image if the user shakes around a little so that it is maintained smoothly on a wall. Its all possible, that kind of technology is used all the time for CGI, it could be applied to this as well.
In summary, all major problems (that i can think of) with these very very early prototypes can be overcome with a little ingenuity, something the creator is not in short supply of. :p
Maybe we'll see some of these ideas realized in 5 or 10 years, time will tell if there is need for solutions seen in the vid.
The finger bend sensors build of two mice was a creative idea but obviously it didn't make it into an actual product. Problems with details in the shown tech could seal the same fate for them...
What makes me skeptical also is the way the vid was produced: it seems the audience goes crazy and everybody was waiting for this to happen all their lives long. They act like god has come down to solve all their problems. Reminds me of a a cheap home shopping show.. bah!
step 1: start video
step 2: enable subtitles (no speakers where I work)
step 3: fullscreen
step 4: switch back to non-fullscreen (the compression artifacts are so bad)
step 5: subtitle EPIC FAILURE - font 2px high.
hmm, can not seem to recreate it now.
You do realise you just CHANGED THE WORLD for the better. Namaste Ji,I honour the light within you. I had to put it on YouTube but it's 13 minutes. It had to be edited.
Someone do it professionally please. philipjamesbryan on YouTube Sixthsense
take the digital world with you to the physical world and combine them!
Wanna see a magic trick?
Wow, amazing... SUPER AWESOME! :) You are awesome, Pranav!
Certainly a thinker..lot of times he used word 'thought'...neverthless the idea is Da Vinchish!!
We realise the importance of the innovation after the inventor is gone..Weird is nt it?
Wow its really great Pranav..
I need to give a tech seminar in my college and im sure people would definitely go crazy...
I would definitely make this presentation an awestruck...
I would let people know about this..
Absolute genius!. But this device needs a high speed wireless internet connection to retrieve the information. I will love to use this device.
I'd like to thanks and welcome all of these aspect of things because of needs of human behavior.
That is a marvellous invention in the world...
When will we get the open source code as promised by the inventor?
hats off to pranav!!!
i am a 3rd year engg student and want to replicate this technology as my major project. so can i get the source codes as promised by pranav???
hi i am a 4th year student from ECE dep. it really woderful,great and nice work..please send me source code,what are the subjects involved in this SIXTHSENSE technology and any information send my mail ID. I do my major project based on this technology.
great and nice work
I look forward to have the 'open source'. When and from where I can obtain this?
this is very good project topic
i like it very much
i want the whole information about this project and also want coding of this applocation in vb.net
it is very usefull for us
i gathered lot of information
hi.m surekha m gng 2 do dis as my fnal year project....can u send me entire informatin abt sixth sense and its code.i need it imdtly
hi...this technology is just awesome......i want to know more about it and opt it as my amjor project...from where i can get more info....plz help..
I'm really impressed man. you made a logical bridge between physical world & digital world. i can use this as my final year project . so plz send me more information about this thing...
it is the intresting to know about sixth sence technology
do it comes under artificel intelegent's
can u pleas give me the ieee like for this
how can i got coad????
and if i want to make this as a final year project then what is the starting of this?
nyc.............u r tooo gud........................
i want to download this video.............
hiii, i am in final year of electronics and telecommunication engg and i wants to do my final year project based on sixth sense technology.so can you help me how to proceed in this project ..