G-Speak Compared To Minority Report Gesture Interface

G-Speak from Oblong Industries is a 'spatial operating environment' that science fiction fans have seen before. Programs execute in a long wall screen that offers direct interaction with the user.

In the video, the operator can 'grab' items from one screen and the deposit them on another screen. More than one person can use it; they can collaborate on work. G-Speak offers the same high definition access to large data sets.

The system also has some limited CAD capabilities. These systems seem to be designed to allow one user to access large quantities of diverse data, as you might see on a factory floor or across a FEMA disaster scenario.


(Oblong Industries G-Speak interface)

Science fiction fans (and PKD fans and Spielberg fans) can compare the Oblong Industries G-Speak spatial operating environment with Tom Cruise's gestures in the wired glove interface from the 2002 movie Minority Report.


(Gesture interface video from Minority Report)

It's not surprising that G-Speak should closely resemble the interface shown in Minority Report. The chief scientist for Oblong Industries, John Underkoffler, was one of the movie's science and technology advisors.

The G-Speak platform is already in use in a variety of Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and universities. They offer a software development kit that runs on both Linux and Mac OS X.

Here is a list of some of the other stories I've run on this topic:

  - Minority Report-Style 'Discovery Informatics' At Purdue University
  - Minority Report Glove Interface From Raytheon
  - Pioneer 3D Hand Waving Interface
  - iPhone Multi-Touch Screen's Big Brother(s)
  - Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall Gives CNN Magic
  - Where's My Hand Waving Gesture Recognition Interface?

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