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Microsoft Research video points toward touchless-computing frontier

March 11, 2013|By Chris O'Brien
  • Microsoft Research is developing a way to control computers through gesture recognition.
Microsoft Research is developing a way to control computers through gesture… (Microsoft Research )

Forget touchscreen and multi-touch. That stuff is old school. One day, touching your computer will only be something your parents did. We'll all chuckle about those greasy fingerprints and smudges we left on those screens, and the constant wiping off of grime from the display.

No, the future of human-computer interaction will be gesture-controlled and touchless, and Microsoft Research is demonstrating that in how it's expanding the use of its Kinect.

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Kinect's gesture control has mainly been associated with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and playing games. But in a recently posted video, seen below, Microsoft Research shows how Kinect can now be used to read finer gestures to control the new Windows 8 interface.  

 

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