Submitted To Submitted ByProf. Narinder Singh Jagdeep Singh Sidhu MCA -3 rd Year
Introduction About Sense SO WHY SIXTH SENSE?? Basic Points About Sixth Sense What is Six Sense Technology History That Things it can DoComponentsSoftware How it works Applications Educational Use Advantage 2
Issues and DisadvantagesOther Related TechnologiesFuture DevelopmentConclusion
About Sense Senses are physiological capacities of organism that provide data for perception . Human beings have Sight Hearing Taste Smell Touch are the five traditionally recognized.
• Hereby Physical world is painted with the digital information.• You can carry your digital world with you wherever you go.• You can start with any wall or any surface as an interface even your palm.
Sixth Sense allows people to use the internet without a screen or a keyboard It can turn any surface into a touch screen “The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers using simple computer-vision techniques.”
Sixth Sense Technology is a wearable gesturalinterface that augments the physical world aroundus with digital information and lets use naturalhand gestures to interact with that information.
Steve Mann is the father of Sixth Sense whomade a wearable computer in 1990.KARMA: Knowledge-based Augmented Realityfor Maintenance Assistance
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The Sixth Sense technologyis a wearable wirelessdevice developed byresearcher Pranav Mistryfrom the Media Lab atMassachusetts Institute ofTechnology in 2009. Mistryis part of the FluidInterfaces Group at MITwhere he developed thistechnology to create a linkbetween the physical worldand digital devices.
“The device recognizes items in stores, and then gathers and projects information about products to the user. It also is able to provide quick signals to let users know what the best products are based on their needs.” “Another amazing feature is the device’s ability to look at an airplane ticket and let the user know whether the flight is delayed or on time. It is also able to recognize books (based on an image ) in a book store and then project reader reviews or author information from the Internet onto blank pages.” “The device can also recognize articles in newspapers, retrieve the latest related stories or video from the Internet and then display them on pages for the user. Say goodbye to your dictionary and encyclopedia.”
Camera Projector Mirror Mobile component Colored markers
Captures an object in view and tracks the user’s hand gestures It sends the data to smart phone It acts as a digital eye, connecting you to the world of digital information
The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces and physical objects to be used as interfaces The projecter itself contains a battery inside, with 3 hours of battery life A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view- object, wall, or person
he usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. A Web –enabled smart phone in the user’s pocket processes the video data Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures
It is at the tip of the user’s fingers Marking the user’s fingers with red, yellow, green, and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures The movements and arrangements of these markers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces
Pranav Mistry says the Sixth Sense software willbe open source. As far as this seems to be a littleset of items, there will not be user interfaces ormuch advanced programs for the users. Therewill be much harder and secured coding insidethe device to make sure the security of thesoftware. It will be interesting to know the newlanguage for coding for a sixth sense device.
The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface. It has a camera, a mirror and a projector and is connected wire Lesley to a Bluetooth smart phone that can slip comfortably into one’s pocket. The camera recognizes individuals, images, pictures, gestures one makes with their hands. Information is sent to the Smartphone for processing. The downward-facing projector projects the output image on to the mirror. Mirror reflects image on to the desired surface. Thus, digital information is freed from its confines and placed in the physical world.
The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user’s index finger
Sixth Sense can be programmed to project related videos onto newspaper articles you are reading
Draw a circle on your wrist to get a virtual watch that gives you the correct time
You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand, then use that virtual keypad to make a call.
With the map application we can call up the map of our choice and then use thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map
If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ("framing" gesture), the system will snap a photo After taking the desired number of photos, we can project them onto a surface, and use gestures to sort through the photos, and organize and resize them.
Sixth Sense will give new meaning to “looking something up.” Since we are essentially talking about the internet, students will be given the opportunity to portably research the world. They can all go on a virtual field trip and project the images on their own desks, for example.
Students will be given an opportunity through this technology to feel more connected to others. Although there does seem to be the sense that individuals could walk through life wired and lonely, I like to think the classroom would serve as the environment in which students and teachers using Sixth Sense would want to share. Not only could the sharing take place in the classroom, I suppose since the users are connected online, sharing could take place around the world.
This product currently costs only $350 (approx. Rs.17000) . From an educator’s stand point, this is minimum given the amount of money spent on textbooks, computer labs and LCD projectors. For educator’s, Sixth Sense would be a way to put technology (literally) into each student’s hands, because of its size and its cost.
Portable Support smulti-touch Connectedness between world and information Cost effective Data access directly from machine in real time Mind map the idea anywhere
The product is not yet released into the market. There are some security concerns about this product. New inventions in information technology have some kind of security concerns. For example when a person is taking a picture using the Sixth Sense, he just snaps with his fingers which have little marker caps on them. People don’t want to be captured on a camera of a random person. One can never tell when Sixth Sense is taking a picture, because it is not a big object and nothing is being help in your hand in order to take a picture like a camera or a phone. This is invading other’s privacy which can be a huge problem.
Kinect (Project Natal )is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010
It seems to be that there can be a good future for SixthSense technology applications. There are several things that designers must pay their attention. The digital cameras came into the market. But it did not provide the real quality for the photographers at a reasonable price. Therefore most of the professional photographers still use the analog cameras. Nano technology came into the world, but the general consumers do not use that technology so far. The reason is the extremely high price.
SixthSense devices are very much different from the computers, this will be a new topic for the hackers and the other people also. First thing is to provide the security for the SixthSense applications and devices. Lot of good technologies came and died due to the security threats. It allows the user to dial a number of the phone using the keypad available on the palm.
Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us, displaying information automatically and letting us to access it in any way we need. The Sixth Sense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness, viability and flexibility of the system. Allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. Bye -Bye Keyboards and Mouse.