Tuesday, March 26, 2013

PMD Shows New Middleware Alliances

New PMD videos and Techcrunch article show new alliances with Germany-based gesture recognition middleware companies Gestigon and Metrilus:



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  1. Neat but useless.

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  2. It keeps them busy. This is useful, haha!

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  3. Useless? Are you certain?

    I guess there are some people who would declare the wheel useless just because they saw it lying on its side and lacked the imagination to picture it rolling along on its edge.

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  4. Are you from MESA??

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  5. I'm skeptical about this because I'm skeptical about the whole gesture market in general. It's been around for many years now, and aside from some gaming success (Kinect), few other applications have adopted it. There isn't even consensus in UI communities on the value of gesture interfaces beyond niche scientific, industrial, and military simulation tools.

    I'm not saying there aren't any good applications. But the fact that none have emerged after all the years of work so far does make me skeptical.

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  6. do you know how many years touch was around until it became a must have feature?

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  7. This is different. People are close to a mobile device, physical touch interaction is natural way. When you are in contact with the device, gesture control seems not necessary except for some special cases. If we limit the gesture control to some simple cases, there is no need of the complex ToF device.

    There are always some fundamental reasons for the success of some interfaces and also for the fiasco of other interfaces on the consumer devices. Do you think that the smart phone with a large screen has still room to put mouse, keyboard?

    But when you have a mobile device in hand or protable PC/Mac with mouse, touch pad and keyboard, why do I need to add a gesture control device??

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  8. This things take time, effort and resources. Not to mention courage and commitment. This also requires the adoption of a big player such as Apple, Google and Microsoft since this needs to be addressed as a vertical solution deeply rooted in the platform/OS/GUI.

    again -just remember the Times you had to use a stylus to operate your PDA :-)

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  9. But you still have this on Samsung Galaxie Notes.

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  10. Some one can walk with hands upsidedown, will all the guys adopt this? You can wait and one day VC will not finance the company...

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  11. The next adopted device should be fingerprint sensor.

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