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86 Gesture-Controlled Technologies

From Handfree Selfie Apps to Motion-Monitoring Jewelry

— February 6, 2015 — Tech
Touchscreen technology is ripe with possibilities and innovative implications, but these examples of gesture-controlled technology seem to usher in increasingly dynamic and ergonomic potential in new devices. Active lifestyles often leave people's hands full, and sometimes a movement of the arm is more easily exercised than a precise poke to a display.

There are a ton of finger and wrist-worn accessories that are designed with motion-sensing capabilities. These cutting-edge remote controls enable waves and more specific signs and bodily signals to deliver commands to everything from TVs, gaming consoles and sound systems, to holographic projections and installation art. Gesture-controlled technology is taking off in smartphone app design, enabling you to browse recipes with messy hands; meanwhile, the blind will soon benefit greatly from navigation gloves.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
85
Motion-Sensing Rings
Motion-Sensing Rings
Fujitsu Creates a Stylus for the Gesture-Controlled World
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84
Gesture Recognition Interfaces
Gesture Recognition Interfaces
BMW Debuts a Gesture Recognition Interface for CES
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83
Gesture Control Smartphones
Gesture Control Smartphones
The ZTE Blade S6 Offers Solid Specs at a Budget Price
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82
Intuitive Sensory Keyboards
Intuitive Sensory Keyboards
This Minuum for Google Glass Concept Imagines Different Ways to Type
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81
Gesture-Tracking Keyboard Research
Gesture-Tracking Keyboard Research
Microsoft's Motion Sensing Keyboard was Explored as a Prototype
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80
Omnipresent Remote Controls
Omnipresent Remote Controls
The 'WiSee' Gesture Control System Works Everywhere at Once
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79
Surfboard-Like Wearable Tech
Surfboard-Like Wearable Tech
The Fin Ring Turns Wearer's Hand into a Bluetooth Controller
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78
Curved Smartphones
Curved Smartphones
The Flexible LG G Flex 2 is Grabbing Eyeballs at CES 2015
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77
Touchless Computer Controllers
Touchless Computer Controllers
The Leap Motion Controller Lets Users Do Everything Without Touch
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76
Abracadabra Remote Controlling
Abracadabra Remote Controlling
Use Your Fingers to Remote Control with the New Gesture Recognition
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75
Handheld Gesture Control Devices
Handheld Gesture Control Devices
The OneCue Lets You Use Hand Gestures Instead of Remote Controls
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74
Gesture-Based Photography Apps
Gesture-Based Photography Apps
The Cleen Photo Organizing App Helps You Maintain Your Camera Roll
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73
Gestured Computer-Unlocking Apps
Gestured Computer-Unlocking Apps
The Knock App Uses a Gesture Unlock to Access Computers
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72
Untouchable Ring Technologies
Untouchable Ring Technologies
Nod Gesture Control Rings Eliminates the Need for Remote Controls
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71
Touchless Remote Controls
Touchless Remote Controls
The eyeSight Gesture-Based System Gives Control Without Physical Contact
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70
Wireless Gesture-Controlled Jewelry
Wireless Gesture-Controlled Jewelry
The 'Ring' is a Wireless Device That Works With Gestures
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69
Motion-Monitoring Wearable Clips
Motion-Monitoring Wearable Clips
The Kiwi Wearable Tech Clip Monitors Daily Movement and Calories
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68
Hotel-Booking Eyeglass Apps
Hotel-Booking Eyeglass Apps
Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Google Glass App Makes Bookings in a Blink
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67
Sculpting Motion Apps
Sculpting Motion Apps
The Free Form App by Leap Motion Enables Motion Scuplting
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66
Augmented Reality Gloves
Augmented Reality Gloves
T(ether) Allows People to Collaborate in a Virtual Space
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65
Gesture-Controlled Medical Robots
Gesture-Controlled Medical Robots
John Hopkins University Creates the 'da Vinici' to Aid Patients
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64
Sci-Fi Smart Glasses
Sci-Fi Smart Glasses
The Epson Smart Glasses Can Be Paired with a Gesture Control Wristband
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63
Built-In Gesture Control Keyboards
Built-In Gesture Control Keyboards
The HP Leap Motion Keyboard Does Away with Need for Dongles
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62
Gesture-Controlled Home Systems
Gesture-Controlled Home Systems
PointSwitch is a Controlled System that Can modify Your Home Space
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61
Local Shopping Kiosks
Local Shopping Kiosks
American Express' Shop Small Helps You Experience Local Treasures
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60
Psychedelic VR Experiences
Psychedelic VR Experiences
Leap Motion's Collider Moves You Through a Tunnel of Colors & Music
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59
Hand Gesture Audio Accessories
Hand Gesture Audio Accessories
The Rockin' Headphone Splitter is Ideal for Those Looking to Jam
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58
Intuitive Tech Glasses
Intuitive Tech Glasses
The Atheer One AR Glasses Serve as a Companion to Android Phones
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57
Gesture-Controlled Composing Rings
Gesture-Controlled Composing Rings
iRing Controlled Beats Mixes Music from a Distance
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56
Sign Language Translating Devices
Sign Language Translating Devices
The Uni Sign Language Translator Helps the Deaf Communicate
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55
Innovative Hologram Glasses
Innovative Hologram Glasses
HoloLens Lets You Interact with the Virtual World in Physical Space
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54
Augmented Reality TVs
Augmented Reality TVs
The InAir App Will Bring Layers of Content Between the TV and Viewer
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53
Gesture-Based Tech
Gesture-Based Tech
Hitachi's Futuristic Interface Channels Minority Report
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52
Motion-Tracking Dance Marketing
Motion-Tracking Dance Marketing
DVP China Eventmarketing Uses its Moves to Market Products
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51
Gesture-Controlled Headsets
Gesture-Controlled Headsets
Motion-Sensing Headphones Understand Hand Movements as Commands
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50
Smartphone Necklace-Projecting Gadgets
Smartphone Necklace-Projecting Gadgets
These Necklace Projectors Put the Future in Your Hands
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49
Coat-Controlled Phones
Coat-Controlled Phones
'Assembly' by Lorea Sinclaire Uses Bodily Gestures to Interact with Mobiles
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48
Swanky Wireless Controlling Rings
Swanky Wireless Controlling Rings
This Fin Bluetooth Ring Was Revealed at CES 2014
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47
Sleek Fingertip Peripherals
Sleek Fingertip Peripherals
The SkyMouse Wireless Mouse Integrates Fingertips with Computers
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46
Audible Translating Systems
Audible Translating Systems
Hands Can Talk Translates Signs Into Speech Using Kinect Sensors
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45
Gesture-Operated Remotes
Gesture-Operated Remotes
The BalanceLine TV Clicker Reacts to Taps, Strokes and Reorienting
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44
Motion-Controlled Channel Surfing
Motion-Controlled Channel Surfing
The PointGrab AirTouch Turned Heads at CES 2014
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43
Futuristic Mixed Reality Headsets
Futuristic Mixed Reality Headsets
The Canon Mixed Reality Set Allows User Manipulation of 3D Space
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42
Handfree Selfie Apps
Handfree Selfie Apps
The GoCam App Turns Selfies into Portraits Through Gesture Control
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41
Futuristic Motion-Detecting Mice
Futuristic Motion-Detecting Mice
The Air Gesture Mouse Swipes Like You're Living in the Future
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40
Holographic Touch Technology
Holographic Touch Technology
Apple's Patented 3D Hologram Display Uses Gesture Controls
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39
Digital Frame Displays
Digital Frame Displays
The Framed 2.0 is an Interactive Gesture Frame Display for the Modern World
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38
Interactive Technology Coasters
Interactive Technology Coasters
The Space Fantasy Ride is Getting the Multi-Touch 3D Experience
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37
High-Tech Steering Wheels
High-Tech Steering Wheels
The Touchscreen Steering Wheel Improves Driving Safety
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36
Gesture Control Accessories
Gesture Control Accessories
The MYO Armband Uses Muscle Activity to Command Computers Wirelessly
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35
Wireless Controller Hand Warmers
Wireless Controller Hand Warmers
BEARTek Gloves Let You Command Mobile Devices Using Hand Gestures
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34
All-in-One Smart Watches
All-in-One Smart Watches
The Sensegiz is the Real Do-it-All SmartBand
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33
Miming Robots
Miming Robots
Robotic Marimba Player Improvises With Human Piano Player
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32
High-Tech Windshield Displays
High-Tech Windshield Displays
The Navdy Heads-Up Display Lets You Keep Your Eyes On the Road
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31
Wearable Computing
Wearable Computing
The Open Wearable Computing Framework
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30
ASL-Friendly Fashion Accessories
ASL-Friendly Fashion Accessories
The Sign Language Ring Translates Finger Gestures into Words
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29
Gesture-Based Car Customization
Gesture-Based Car Customization
The BMW Product Navigator
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28
Gesture Controlled Phones
Gesture Controlled Phones
Samsung M3510
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27
Gesture-Activated Phone Speakers
Gesture-Activated Phone Speakers
This iPhone Speaker Receives Messages Through Infrared Technology
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26
Gesture-Controlled Claw Games
Gesture-Controlled Claw Games
The CLEAR Claw Machine Works Almost Like a Kinect Console
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25
Magic Wands for Grownups
Magic Wands for Grownups
Gesture-Based Kymera Universal Remote Lets You Channel Harry Potter
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24
Motion-Sensing Tablets
Motion-Sensing Tablets
You May Never Touch Your Tablet Again With Elliptic Labs
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23
Computer Controlling Bracelets
Computer Controlling Bracelets
These Computer Commanding Bracelets are from Thalmic Labs
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22
Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
HandTalk Glove
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21
All-Controlling Hi-Tech Jewelry
All-Controlling Hi-Tech Jewelry
Ring by Logbar Inc. Boasts Gesture Control and Home Automation
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20
Touchscreen Cubes
Touchscreen Cubes
The Gesture Cube is like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before
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19
Atlas Gloves
Atlas Gloves
Control Google Earth with Hand Gestures
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18
Gesture Activated Remote Controls
Gesture Activated Remote Controls
The Licentia Has No Buttons
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17
Gesture-Controlled TVs
Gesture-Controlled TVs
Canesta's Interactive System Lets Your Television Watch You
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16
Motion Sensor Mittens
Motion Sensor Mittens
These Colorful Lycra Gloves Use a Gesture-Based Computer Interface
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15
Gesture-Controlled UFOs
Gesture-Controlled UFOs
The Air Hog Vectron Wave UFO Flies by Your Command
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14
Wearable Computer Mice
Wearable Computer Mice
Upcoming Microsoft Mouse
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13
Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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12
Sensory Kinetic Installations
Sensory Kinetic Installations
The Breathing Wall 2.0 Reacts to Gestures with Movement
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11
Hand-Speak Translators
Hand-Speak Translators
The Smart Sign Language Interpreter Bridges Gestures and Verbal Words
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10
Microsoft 'Surface' Demonstration
Microsoft 'Surface' Demonstration
Minority Report Becomes Reality
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9
Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
Mac Funamizu Design Helps the Hearing-Impaired Communicate
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8
Retro Wearable Devices
Retro Wearable Devices
The Fujitsu Glove Has an '80s Fashion Vibe
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7
Interactive Holograms
Interactive Holograms
AirStrike
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6
Palm-Sized Projecting Computers
Palm-Sized Projecting Computers
The Solo Remote Access Device Contains the Knowledge of a Laptop
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5
Gesture Based Window Shopping
Gesture Based Window Shopping
Orange's No-Touch Interactive Shop Window
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4
Wrist-Worn Cooking Companions
Wrist-Worn Cooking Companions
TheCHEF Helps You Shop and Delegate to Produce Scrumptious Suppers
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3
Hands-Free Photography
Hands-Free Photography
Mac Funamizu's Futuristic Camera Sunglasses
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2
Projected Culinary Technology
Projected Culinary Technology
The Smart Kitchen TV Enhances Cooking with Hi-Tech Handsfree Support
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1
Interactive Bathroom Entertainment Systems
Interactive Bathroom Entertainment Systems
The Mirror 2.0 Tailors Our Private Bathroom Experience
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