6th Sense Technology

Introduction: ¶Sixth Sense· is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. Sixth Sense sees what you see and visually augments any surfaces or objects we are interacting with. It projects information onto surfaces, walls, and physical objects around us, and lets us interact with the projected information through natural hand gestures, arm movements, or our interaction with the object itself. We humans are not naturally able to perceive namely data, information and knowledge by our five senses but, by Sixth Sense device it is easy to bringing intangible, digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures.

Inventor: Pranav Mistry(Born 1981 in Palanpur, Gujarat, India) is one of the inventor of sixth sense . He is a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIT Media Lab. Before joining MIT he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. He has completed bachelor s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Pranav s research interests include Ubiquitous computing and Tangible interaction, Augmented Reality, Machine Vision, Collective intelligence and Robotics. Sixth Sense was awarded the 2009 Invention Award by Popular Science. Pranav Mistry was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. He has been called one of the ten, best inventors in the world right now . He has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.

Mini or pocket projector : . . and yellow tape helps the webcam recognize gestures.Other software searches the web and interprets the hand gestures.It is at the tip of the user s fingers.The projectors project visual information enabling surfaces and physical objects to be used as interfaces.It acts as a digital eye.The projector itself contains a battery inside with 3 hours battery life. . . object. connecting you to the world of digital information. The combination of all this components. . and wall. blue.Components of 6th Sense device/suite: .Marking the user s fingers with red. green. after getting connected to each other the wearable. .It sends the data to smart phone.A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface.Colored markers : (sticky tape with red. .Capture an object in view and tracks the user s hand gestures. blue. portable sixth sense device is formed and ready to use. . green.Web camera : . .The web enabled smart phone in the users pocket processes the visual data. . yellow colored) .Smart Phone : .The movements and arrangements of these markers are interpreted into gestures that act as interactions for the projected application interfaces. . .

while the camera recognizes and tracks user s hand gestures and physical objects using computer vision based techniques. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. thus 6th sense also supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. The movements and arrangements of these fiducials are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instruction for the projected application interfaces. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the location of the colored markers using simple computer-vision techniques. Both the projector and camera are connected to mobile computing device in the user s pocket.How it works? As shown in above image The Sixth Sense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector. . The maximum number of tracked fingers is only constrained by the number of unique fiducials. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. and a camera. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. The output of smart phone is projected on any surface or object or wall by using LED pocket projectors.

Create multimedia reading experiences : Sixth Sense can be programmed to project related videos onto newspaper articles you are reading.Applications : . then use that virtual keypad to make a call u must wear headphones. . .Viewing & Zooming features : The user can view and zoom in or zoom out using intuitive hand movements anywhere. . .Call up a map : With the map application we can call up the map of our Choice and then use thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map.Check the time : Draw a circle on your wrist to get a virtual watch that gives you the correct time.Drawing application With the drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user s index finger. . .Make a call : You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto hand.

. we can project them onto a surface. Connectedness between world and information. Data access in real time.Get product information : Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products we pick up. and then feeds us information on those products.Get flight updates : The will recognize your bounding pass and let you know whether your flight is on time and if the gate has changed. . After taking desired number of photos. . and use gestures to sort through the photos. World Map anywhere. the system will snap a photo.Get book information : The system can project Amazon ratings on that book.Take a picture just by fingers : If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ( framing gesture). . and organize and resize them. Advantages : - Portable. as well as reviews and other relevant information. .

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