Saturday, November 27, 2010

Browse the Web Using Gestures

Four really smart guys in the Fluid Group at the MIT Media Lab have come up with a new way to browse the web that doesn't require a mouse, a keyboard, or a touch screen. Depth JS is a browser extension that allows users to navigate the web using hand gestures. Depth JS utilizes Microsoft Kinect and Javascript to make this happen. Depth JS isn't available as a finished product yet, but you can get the code on GitHub. Watch the video demonstration to see Depth JS in action.


DepthJS from Fluid Interfaces on Vimeo.



Depth JS does require that you have Microsoft Kinect so in that sense it's not free, but I couldn't resist sharing this promising technology.