Posts Tagged ‘Gesture Recognition’

9 / 27 / 2012

Audi Gives Us A Different Kind of “Test-Drive”


Imagine walking into an auto dealership that didn’t have any automobiles.  Imagine sitting down in a black leather bucket seat, surrounded only by LED screens – but still somehow looking into a dashboard and out of a windshield.  What if you could reach out, push a button and “start” the car, turn up the music, feel the A/C blow onto your hands?  What if you could “lift” the hood and hear the engine run?

Audi just took a big step towards this type of showroom experience.  The first Audi virtual showroom opened in London for the Olympics.  When you walk into their virtual showroom, you will not be greeted with physical cars – instead, you’ll come across large touchscreens where you can select your preferred Audi options.  From there, your car will be displayed on the wall – yes, the entire wall.  You’ll have the ability to customize your car and purchase it right there – a more enjoyable experience than most of us are used to at a car showroom full of salesmen.   read more »

2 / 15 / 2012

Going Rogue: Innovators to Follow – Day 3; Gesture Recognition


“There’s a hierarchy for the learning and retention process.  The more senses you engage, the more interaction you have, the more you’re going to learn and retain.”  – Vincent John Vincent

Most of us have seen some form of gesture recognition software.  Microsoft’s Kinect is the most noteworthy of all gesture recognition hardware out there.  Different from augmented reality, the technology that allows us to place a digital presence on the physical world, gesture recognition software allows us to use our physical world to control the digital one.  The education and business advantages of this technology are endless.  Let’s take a look at some of the innovators in this sphere. read more »