Sixth Sense is a wearable gestural interface that augments thephysical world around us with digital information and lets us usenatural hand gestures to interact with that information. It was developed by Pranav Mistry, a PhD student in the FluidInterfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Sixth Sense bridges the gap by bringing intangible, digitalinformation out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interactwith this information via natural hand SixthSense comprises a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera.The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobilewearable device
It all started with the mouse, notthe optical one but the onewith the balls. It was usedfirst, two ball mouses aretaken & there two balls ofeach are taken out & with thehelp it was made possible toproject anything physical tocomputer screen
Due to the various application a man can do using the motion gestureandBeing connected to the computer at the same time
The hardware components are coupled in a pendant likemobile wearable device.CameraProjectorMirrorMobile ComponentColored Markers
The projector projects visual information enabling surfacesand physical objects to be used as interfacesThe project itself contains a battery inside, with 3 hours ofbattery life.A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smartphone on any surface in view–object, wall, or person.
The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces andphysical objects to be used as interfaces The project itself contains a battery inside, with 3 hours ofbattery life. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phoneon any surface in view–object, wall, or person.
MIRRORThe usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointingdownwards from the neck.SMART PHONEA Web-enabled smart phone in the user’s pocket processes the video dataOther software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures
COLOR MARKERSIt is at the tip of the user’s fingers . Marking the user’s fingers with red, yellow, green, and bluetape helps the webcam recognize gesturesThe movements and arrangements of these makers areinterpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions forthe projected application interfaces.
ImagesPicturesGesturesInfo onsurfacecaptureSend for processingReflect ondesired surfaceProject imageSendInfo
The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant likemobile wearable interface It has a camera, a mirror and a projector and is connectedwirelessly to a bluetooth smart phone that can slipcomfortably into one’s pocket The camera recognizes individuals, images, pictures,gestures one makes with their hands
Information is sent to the Smartphone for processingThe downward-facing projector projects the output image on to themirrorMirror reflects image on to the desired surfaceThus, digital information is freed from its confines and placed in thephysical world
Augmented reality is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physicalreal world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computergenerated imagery. Gesture recognition is a topic in computer science and language technologywith the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. It isconcerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract informationfrom images. Radio Frequency Identification is basically an electronic tagging technologythat allows the detection, tracking of tags and consequently the objects thatthey are affixed to.
Make a callYou can use the Sixth Sense toproject a keypad onto yourhand, then use that virtual keypadto make a call.Call up a mapWith the map application wecan call up the map of ourchoice and then use thumbsand index fingers to navigatethe map
Drawing applicationThe drawing application lets the userdraw on any surface by tracking thefingertip movements of the user’sindex fingerZooming featuresThe user can zoom in or zoom outusing intuitive hand movements
Get flight updatesThe system will recognize yourboarding pass and let you knowwhether your flight is on time and ifthe gate has changed.Feed information on peopleThe system will project relevantinformation about a person such aswhat they do, where they work, andso on.
Take picturesIf you fashion your index fingersand thumbs into a square ("framing"gesture), the system will snap aphoto.After taking the desired number ofphotos, we can project them onto asurface, and use gestures to sortthrough the photos, and organize andresize them.
• The device can be made in current prototype system costsapproximately $350 to build.• In Indian currency 17000Rs .• Sixth Sense hardware and software at present works withsmartphones.• The software’s source code will be available on an open-source model. as the statement of it’s maker.
Portable Supports multi-touch and multiuser interaction Connectedness between world and information Cost effective Data access directly from machine in real time Mind map the idea anywhere It is an open source Sixth Sense is an user friendly interface making the entire world yourcomputer. Sixth Sense does not change human habits but causes computer andother machines to adapt to human needs. There is no need to carry a camera, keyboard or mouse.To make sixth sense work as fifth sense for disabled person.
Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us, displaying informationautomatically and letting us to access it in any way we needAllowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures