THE SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY
ABSTRACT
All of us are aware of the five basic senses – seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting and
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The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device.
 Camera
 Projector
 Mirror
 Mobile Compo...
SMART PHONE
 A Web-enabled smart phone in the user’s pocket processes the video data
 Other software searches the Web an...
APPLICATIONS
 Make a call
 Call up a map
 Check the time
 Create multimedia reading experiences
 Drawing application
...
 The potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing
information about everything around us...
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  1. 1. THE SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY ABSTRACT All of us are aware of the five basic senses – seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting and hearing. But there is also another sense called the sixth sense. It is basically a connection to something greater than what their physical senses are able to perceive. To a layman, it would be something supernatural. Some might just consider it to be a superstition or something psychological. But the invention of sixth sense technology has completely shocked the world. Although it is not widely known as of now but the time is not far when this technology will change our perception of the world. INTRODUCTION Sixth Sense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. It was developed by PRANAV MISTRY, a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Sixth Sense bridges the gap by bringing intangible, digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand. Sixth Sense comprises a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. The device has a huge number of applications. Firstly, it is portable and easily to carry as you can wear it in your neck. The drawing application lets user draw on any surface by observing the movement of index finger. Mapping can also be done anywhere with the features of zooming in or zooming out. The camera also helps user to take pictures of the scene he is viewing and later he can arrange them on any surface. That’s not it. Some of the more practical uses are reading a newspaper. Imagine reading a newspaper and viewing videos instead of the photos in the paper. Or live sports updates while reading the newspaper. The device can also tell you arrival, departure or delay time of your air plane on your tickets. COMPONENTS
  2. 2. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device.  Camera  Projector  Mirror  Mobile Component  Colored Markers FIG: The above diagram shows the components used in sixth sense technology. CAMERA  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 PROJECTOR  The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces and physical objects to be used as interfaces  The project 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. MIRROR  The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck.
  3. 3. SMART PHONE  A Web-enabled smart phone in the user’s pocket processes the video data  Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures COLOR MARKER  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 makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. HOW IT WORKS?  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 wirelessly 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
  4. 4. APPLICATIONS  Make a call  Call up a map  Check the time  Create multimedia reading experiences  Drawing application  Zooming feature  Get product information  Get book information  Get flight updates  Feed information on people  Take pictures ADVANTAGES  Portable  Supports multi-touch and multi-user 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 DISADVANTAGES  the projector runs on batteries for power where regularly have to replace  we have to give correct instructions  hardware limitation of the device, that we currently carry around us  for example many phones will not allow the external camera feed to be manipulated in real time CONCLUSION  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
  5. 5.  The potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us REFERENCES  http://boingboing.net/2009/11/12/sixth-sense-technolo.html  http://gizmodo.com/5167790/sixth-sense-technology-may-change-how-we-look-at-the- world-forever  http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html  http://theviewspaper.net/sixth-sense-technology-will-revolutionize-the-world/  http://www.freshcreation.com/entry/sixth_sense_technology/

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