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Windows 7: Coming Soon: Holographic hand motion technology

20 Feb 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

Coming Soon: Holographic hand motion technology

Here at MVP Global Summit 2013 I've just met developers of Leap Motion technology which is rolling out soon. This will eventually replace the mouse with hand gestures in front of the screen.

Here's a preview:


This has rocked me because I've predicted for years that with a perfect OS like WIn7 all that's missing is holographic hand gestures, eventually perhaps holographic screen.

This would help Windows 8 greatly since it's not selling a lot of touchscreens.

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20 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1

I was in Sears the other day and the salesman demo'd a 60" Sam TV that responded to hand signals from about 20ft away (about easy chair length)
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20 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Thats amazing! Hope you're having a good time there at the Summit.
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20 Feb 2013   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Don't see a use for this on desktops/laptops since they still have largely the same issues as touchscreens.

However, I would love to see this on tablets and smartphones because this would solve the problem of constantly smudging up the screen and needing to clean it.
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20 Feb 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


What issues are those?

Wouldn't it render most desktops a touchscreen just by the finger motion?

Or would possible lack of onboard wave and stretch-motions for scrolling/zoom defeat the purpose, with pointing to the scroll bar too clumsy?
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20 Feb 2013   #6

Win7/8 64 bit/

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21 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

This is so cool
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21 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

This is a real solution! I have windows 8 on my computer and i love having both flavors of the world with regular applications and modern applications. Swiping hands left and right to browse my news and change pages, i live how applications are using a panorama interface.

Touchscreens are nice but i think the distance are a little too far from where i sit this would solve that though. Although besides my Windows 8 apps i dont think i would use it much.
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21 Feb 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i still prefer the mouse. i like the way i can sit peacefully at the computer of an evening without waving my hands about like a demented signlanguager.
i see it will have its uses but not on mine.
would be good in schools and universities with interactive whiteboards and the like.

edit, thought it looked familiar

goodbye to the mouse?
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21 Feb 2013   #10


Yeah, after half an hour of waving your arms about I'm sure even the most enthusiastic user would start to feel tired - let alone the 8+ hour grind many of us desk jockeys endure daily.

Would it be a useful supplement? Certainly, I can see the novelty in, say, closing applications with a handwave (although, oops, I was just waving at my colleague behind my desk), or launching a browser window by making a wanking motion. Ha. But as a replacement for heavy duty daily work? Not likely.
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