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Sixth Sense Technology to be open source!

Post icon  Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:13 PM

Pranav Mistry, inventor of the SixthSense gestural interface announced at the TED conference that he plans to make the technology Open Source!

Seeing as the technical aspects of his system can be put together for less than about 300 USD the DYI hobbyist should be very excited -- especially with open source software to support it.

I think that this is one very good indicator of things to come... simple, inexpensive, intuitive, inline with other emerging technologies... and yet so very powerful and wonderful all on its own.

I also am excited to see the advancement of OpenSource when something that seems pretty obviously lucrative turn towards Open Source for development and maturing.

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Re: Sixth Sense Technology to be open source!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

I saw this...really looking forward to getting my hands on it - even just for kicks :)
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Re: Sixth Sense Technology to be open source!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:03 PM

Saw this during the TED event... Looks amazing! Can't even imagine the programming behind that. The potential of that technology is crazy! Can't wait to get my hands on this and try it out!

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:43 PM

The power of this technology just WOW! If someone can make this work well in the real world it will be phenomenal. :o
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Re: Sixth Sense Technology to be open source!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:51 PM

Technology looks awesome, BUT THAT WEBSITE IS HORRIBLE. Grey text on a rainbow background? Are you serious? I had to highlight the text just to read it.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:11 AM

I watched the video from the conference about this. I love it, Ill definitely be looking into it once it becomes available.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

That's amazing! I wish I could get my hands on one of those.
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Re: Sixth Sense Technology to be open source!

Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:52 PM

View PostAllizoid, on 21 Nov, 2009 - 11:21 PM, said:

That's amazing! I wish I could get my hands on one of those.


Only costs about 300$ to make so it is not like there is too much to get your hands on. He pretty much described what you need (webcam, projector, mirror, and colored tape) -- the key would be the software which is pretty darn impressive.

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BUT THAT WEBSITE IS HORRIBLE.

totally off topic here but after learning about the Indian Chandrayaan-1 apace probe I went to the ISRO's website... and I really think they could do better. Of course NASA's sites are not stellar examples of design. I know... I'm a web snob.

However I will say that India is really got some very interesting science and engineering going on.
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