Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Here are 10 inventions that enrich our personal and professional lives
Pranav Mistry's goal with his "Inktuitive" project is ultimately to make it easier for designers to visually represent their ideas. Inspired by designers' traditional tools (pen and paper) and by more modern technology (CAD software), Mistry developed a design system that consists of a piece of paper, an infrared LED computer monitor, an ultrasonic pen, and an ultrasonic receiver. Designers can sketch ideas on paper using the ultrasonic pen, but they're not bound to the paper to represent their ideas. They can "sketch" above the paper, and the system captures their strokes and represents them in 3D on the computer screen.
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