The 'Digital Hand' Uses a Kinect to Create Furniture and Objects

By: Joey Haar - Aug 24, 2016
References: nateasis & fastcodesign
The 'Digital Hand' is an art and design project from Nate Asis, a Toronto-based industrial designer interested in reimagining the physical structuring of design processes. The project is a software system that reads users body movements and positioning through the use of the Microsoft Kinect and translates that information into unique, corporeally derived product designs.

The Digital Hand is current compatible with three base products: a table called the 'Skeleton Table,' a dish (the 'Wave Dish'), and a blanket (the 'Dot Blanket'). For each of these products, the Digital Hand uses a projected interface to show users its interpretation of their body. Users can then move around to manipulate the design.

For example, to design the Skeleton Table, users move their heads, hands, and feet to make lines on the tabletop and their neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees to formulate the legs.