A new gesture controller has been created called the Gest takes the form of a wearable device that allows you to control your computer or mobile device with hand movements.
Watch the video below to learn more about this very unique way of interacting with your computer, tablet or smartphone. That uses sensors on each of your fingers to provide feedback to the processing unit strapped around your hand.
The developers of Gest explain a little more about the inspiration, design and development of the wearable gesture device that is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems and allows you to control 3D modelling software such as Maya, 3DS and AutoCAD.
Gest is a new way of working with your computer. It understands your hand and finger positions with a high degree of precision, so you can use it to get things done in a more intuitive way. It’s beautifully designed, light, and comfortable. Gest conforms to your hand size and shape through its adjustable palm strap and moldable finger mounts.
We’re building Gest to be an extension of your body, as intuitive and flexible as using your own hands. For example, undoing an action could be as simple as swiping your hand to the left.
While Gest may be one-size-fits-all on the outside, on the inside it’s all about you. Everyone moves their hands in unique ways; the way you point at the screen is probably different than your friend. Over time, Gest learns how you perform common gestures, like pointing, swiping, flicking, and grabbing. It also monitors your own custom gestures to ensure precision and accuracy. This is all made possible from our statistical model that adapts to each user, making Gest the most accurate gestural interface on the market today.
For more information on the new Gest gesture control wearable jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $99.