g-speak spatial operating environment

Our fascination with multitouch is fairly well known, but it expands even further to cover all sorts of man machine interaction. Embedded above is a tech demo of g-speak, a spatial operating environment. The user combines gestures and spatial location to interact with on screen objects. If it seems familiar, it’s because one of the company’s founders advised on Minority Report. We doubt all this hand waving is going to catch on very quickly though. Our bet is on someone developing a multitouch Cintiq style device for people to use as a secondary monitor. It would bridge the gap between between our standard 2D interactions and gestures without making a full leap to 3D metaphors.

[via Create Digital Motion]

14 thoughts on “g-speak spatial operating environment

  1. Meh, Johnny Chung Lee already did something very similar with a TV and a Wiimote. It could have easily been upgraded to be 3 dimensional and be used on a big projector.

  2. and from what I see these guys use the exact same principle as Johnny. Infrared light reflecting of the reflectors on their hands and being detected by ir-sensors.

  3. But if you remember from Johnny’s vid – it’s really awkward to wave your hands around in the air for any period of time. We’re designed to work well with haptic feedback – that’s why people get weirded out by the iphone screen – we’re just not wired that way.

    So unless we (d)evolve, this kinda tech really won’t take off.

    I’m curious if it’s dark in the movie for dramatic effect or because it’s necessary for operation…

  4. I’m guessing the darkness is mostly for the large screen projections, although it will no doubt help the IR as well.

    Also makes it look like the future where everything is dark.

  5. mmmh so basically its just a bit more software around what we have already seen on the wii some time ago.

    But well a nice way to make quick money.

  6. I been hearing of stuff like this since the early nineties seems they’re getting close to Johnny mnemonic type interfaces bet it still cost a lot to implement.

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