So you think you have a sixth sense? Or maybe you have been wanting to have one, and no matter what you do, your potential just does not seem to shine through. Well here is a gadget for you, and it just might help you unleash that inner energy that you know you have.
Pranav Mistry, a 28-year-old researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed what he calls the sixth sense device. In fact, his research has brought him along quite far that he already has a prototype of this digital device. Even better, big companies such as HP, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are evaluating his device!
So what does it do? To begin with, we have to define sixth sense in the same way that Mistry sees it. Tech Tree helps us with this:
To briefly describe what this sixth sense is all about, we need to understand how the current dissemination of information from current electronic devices takes place. Most of the information from computers, mobile phones and other devices are confined to screen or paper – if we decide to take a print. However, the sixth sense, according to Mistry, bridges this gap “bringing intangible digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures”. The concept falls under “wearable computing” — the same category under which the ubiquitous mobile phone falls as well.
I can “feel” your dejection now. It is not the “sixth sense” that you were hoping for, was it? Still, this technology is quite advanced and has far more practical applications, don’t you think?