Gadget-Less Tech

Gesture-controlled tech deems peripherals unnecessary

Implications - As technology advances, the desire for less bulk increases. This results in not only smaller gadgets, but the absence of gadgets altogether. Consumers relish in the opportunity to control devices through bodily gestures not just for the minimalism aspect, but the bridge it creates between human and technology.
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Computer Controlling Bracelets - These Computer Commanding Bracelets are from Thalmic Labs
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Warm 4,065 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 13
Computer Controlling Bracelets
These Computer Commanding Bracelets are from Thalmic Labs
These wearable computers from Thalmic Labs allow the user to swipe and control computers with a single swipe of your arm. The ‘MYO’ bracelets, created by Thalmic Labs, can measure the... [More]
Wireless Arm Band Controllers - Thalmic Labs' MYO Device is the Next Step in Gesture-Controlled Tech
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Warm 2,175 Clicks Pub: May 8, 13
Wireless Arm Band Controllers
Thalmic Labs' MYO Device is the Next Step in Gesture-Controlled Tech
The Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 are systems that have made wireless handheld gameplay technology take off, but Thalmic Labs’ newly developed MYO wireless armband device is... [More]
Gesture Control Accessories - The MYO Armband Uses Muscle Activity to Command Computers Wirelessly
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Average 2,255 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 13
Gesture Control Accessories
The MYO Armband Uses Muscle Activity to Command Computers Wirelessly
Controlling computers and devices have never been so much fun thanks to the MYO Armband. Those who wear these hi-tech accessories will be able to channel their inner Luke Skywalker since it will... [More]
Gesture-Operated Remotes - The BalanceLine TV Clicker Reacts to Taps, Strokes and Reorienting
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Untested 1,626 Clicks Pub: May 3, 13
Gesture-Operated Remotes
The BalanceLine TV Clicker Reacts to Taps, Strokes and Reorienting
For several years now, it’s seemed as though television remote controls were getting more and more complicated. Increasing numbers of buttons necessitated the color coding and the... [More]
Gesture-Controlled Speakers - Sugr Cube Sound System Responds to Taps, Pats and Tilts for Commands
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Average 1,341 Clicks Pub: Feb 13, 15
Gesture-Controlled Speakers
Sugr Cube Sound System Responds to Taps, Pats and Tilts for Commands
This gesture-controlled speaker is a great example of one of the directions that technological device design is taking. On one hand, many electronics and smartphone apps are making it possible for... [More]
Outside-the-Lines Styluses - The MagPen Concept Challenges the Boundaries of Touchscreen Pointers
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Mild 691 Clicks Pub: May 1, 13
Outside-the-Lines Styluses
The MagPen Concept Challenges the Boundaries of Touchscreen Pointers
A great deal of styluses are employed simply for the task of pointing and choosing different icons on one’s smartphone or tablet touchscreen. The MagPen Concept is intended for those with... [More]
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