– HCI, Gestures, Accelerometers
Horizon is a iMEMS based wearable hand gesture device.
Intuitive hand gestures are mapped to associated actions, to make control of applications easier.
What's special ?
- GUI allows user to customize actions / scripts to be launched with any gesture
- 3-dimensional feedback from accelerometers allows interaction with 3-D objects and animations.
- Amount of tilt of hands allows finer control
The Idea :
Input devices were made to allow easier interaction with computers. Making computers learn how humans interact is more in keeping with this idealogy than teaching humans how to interact with computers.
- More natural means of interaction compared to computer mouse
- Easy accessibility tool for people with disabilities.
- 3D interaction applications when used with feedback
- Easy control of Robots, Robotic Arms and Human Controlled Automation.
- Easy Home Automation and high precision Industrial automation
- Effective Teaching / Animation / Design Aid
Technology used :
- 3-axis accelerometers for sensing orientation and gestures
- Micro switches for clicks/special actions
- Zigbee transceivers for wireless communication
- ATMEGA8L for acquiring sensor data and transmitting via Zigbee
- Software for filtering glitches and unwanted actions
This project was done in collaboration with Dhairya Dand, Sisil Mehta and Shashank Sabesan.
My contribution in this project was embedded programming in C to make sensor data reliable and send out data wirelessly.
- Was exhibited at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur's National Technical Festival / Exhibition out of 200 entries countrywide.
- Was exhibited at the Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing Expo at the World Trade Center, Mumbai.
- Appeared in News (TV and Print) - CNN IBN, Star Majha, DNA, Maharashtra Times.