With the advent of the new year, I can’t help but think about all of the technical gizmos that I’ve dreamed about that still aren’t commercially available. Aside from more flying contraptions (such as hoverbikes and flying cars), the 21st century is in dire need of some sort of crazy, hand directed computer system. I know it’s only been a few years since Minority Report, but I have to admit I’ve been a little disappointed with the lack of needless technical advancements to make computers much larger and ridiculous. Microsoft’s Surface has come close, but it’s just not quite what I’m looking for.
Enter the Wii. Late last year, Johnny Chung Lee showed off his hard work that allowed for the Wii to track fingers with just a bit of reflective tape, the Wiimote and a sprinkling of electrical know-how and computer programming. Taking this tech demo to heart, Cynergy Labs is taking things to the next level through their newest commercial interface called “Project Maestro” which will allow for you to control various applications with your hands.
A pretty neat way to really put your hands into a game. What Cynergy Labs plans to do with their new Wiimote invention isn’t immediately clear, but it sure is neat to look at. Now if they can just integrate the Power Glove into their product they’re sure to have a winner on their hands!