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Microchip rolled out a 3D gesture controller IC MGC3030 in their GestIC family around January with code, free GUI and video tutorials. It looks interesting though the only application I could think of for this is a 3D mouse, sign language recognition and maybe a navigation mechanism of sort when holograms become mainstream. What other applications/scenarios can they use this for?

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Microchip rolled out a 3D gesture controller IC MGC3030 in their GestIC family around January with code, free GUI and video tutorials. It looks interesting though the only application I could think of for this is a 3D mouse, sign language recognition and maybe a navigation mechanism of sort when holograms become mainstream. What other applications/scenarios can they use this for?

 

Another application is mousepads.

This page has more information. Scroll down for videos. The third video has a demo.

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I saw a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign with some sort of hardware that used a gesture controller and an LED matrix for feedback.  Not sure how complex the implementation would be - but it could be an interesting interface method to hardware without an LCD.  Gesture-based passwords for a security system, gesture control of a media system (next track, previous track, increase volume), etc.

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The gesture based password system sounds interesting though if you start waving your hands around, people would known what your password is.

 

I wonder what's the maximum size possible for the sensor board. Having 1 mounted behind a LCD screen to make it interactive would be useful.

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It will be interesting to see if this "takes off" after the Kickstarter. Or if the project product just gets thrown into a drawer with all those other things that sounded like a good idea at the time. :-)

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