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Control Your Computer With Motion Of Hand, 'Gest'

Gest is a wearable device that allows users to control computer or mobile device with their hands

Over the years our way of interacting with personal computing devices have changed. From mouse and keyboard, we have moved to touchscreen. With Virtual Reality on the brink, our way of interaction is set to get even more personal. click here to back  Product on KICKSTART


Right in between these two ways of interaction comes Gest – a wearable device that allows users to control computer or mobile device with their hands. Gest is an embedded device built with inertial measurement unit to track gestures, low energy bluetooth sensor for wireless connection, smart LEDs, rechargeable battery and micro-USB for easy charging.

With Gest, users can switch between appss simply by twitching their hands. Pointing at the screen will let you hover the mouse and twisting the palm leads to slider adjustement inside Photoshop. Gest can be programmed to custom gestures which turn into actions on devices.

While the Gest is a one-size-fits-all type device, it is also about learning common gestures performed by its user. It learns user actions like pointing, swiping, grabbing and flipping. Gest says,”This is possible with the help of its statistical model which adapts to each user.”

Gest says its finger tracking technology works with a relatively lower latency of 40-60 ms leading to higher accuracy and better understanding of gestures. The gest comes with 15 discrete sensors for measuring orientation and gestures.

The only application that will be compatible with Gest from Day 1 is Photoshop but Gest will be rolling out SDK for developers to bring tighter integration. Gest is also focusing on building support for VR and AR headsets which are the next big things in the world of personal computing.

Apparently Gest has already crossed its goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter with 27 days to go. Currently interested people can pledge $149 and get their Gest this month.

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