Monday, December 10, 2007

Blow to control your computer

It's not as naughty as it seems! This new research is aimed at people with accessibility limitations, which allows them to control the computer by simply blowing towards its screen.

The system uses the microphone as the input device and calibrates it to distinguish sounds associated to the areas at which the user is pointing the blow at. Confused? Nothing better than a demo video to let you know what it looks like:

For those more interested in the scientifical/technical details or if you're looking for an implementation of your own, here's the link for the research paper.

Source: Makezine via Walyou

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