NEC has announced the development of an interactive technology that allows the control of information through a combination of user gestures and the display of images from a projector.
The newly-developed technology is controlled through the combination of a movable camera, which measures and recognizes three-dimensional shapes, and a compact image projector. In addition to enabling the gesture-based control of information between devices, without the use of an input device that facilitate input can be flexibly displayed in a wide range of locations. This results in natural interactions that are intuitive and allow users to easily see the effect of their actions.
Using this technology, multiple devices can be controlled based on a user’s movements, without the use of an input device, producing interfaces that boast more natural interaction. Looking ahead, NEC will also develop a range of applied technologies, such as the free gesture-based control of digital signage, and the operation of lights, air conditioners and other devices not equipped with displays.