iPoint Presenter

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications

Paul Chojecki of Berlin’s Fraunhofer Institute has reduced communication between man and computer to a touch-free science with the iPoint Presenter. All you need is a pair of hands — no special gloves or sensory equipment — which the computer tracks using the iPoint’s cameras. Simple physical gestures (made by one person or multiple people) move virtual objects, press buttons, and change the size of on-screen images, suggesting exciting possibilities for video-game developers and disabled users, among others. “What is special about it is that the human-computer communication is entirely contact-free,” says Chojecki. “The system is therefore ideal for scenarios in which contact between the user and the computer is not allowed or not possible.”