iPoint 3D Allows You To Use Fingers As A Remote Control

Posted Feb 22, 2009

The iPoint 3D, developed by experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI (Hall 9, Stand B36) have put together a way to communicate with a 3D display through simple gestures without touching it.  It will be demoed for the first time at the CeBIT conference on March 3-8.  The iPoint 3D is a recognition device that can be suspended from the ceiling or integrated into a coffee table.

The device has two built-in cameras to detect hand and finger movement to transmit to a computer.  HHI believes that this device is especially useful for video game enthusiasts and hospital operating rooms.  There are an unlimited number of reasons why this could be useful.  Another example that HHI gives is someone in the kitchen cooking whose hands are covered in sticky dough.

[via Fraunhofer, Engadget]