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?

From Oblong Industries.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 11/17/2008)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 1 )

Related News Stories - (" Computer ")

String Art Courtesy Of Robot Artist
The number of different ways to span a thread between a larger number of hooks is astronomical.

Tetraplegics Dominate Avatar Races
Well, just speaking brain-to-computer...

IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
'Our ancestors... thought to make the very sand beneath their feet intelligent...' - Stanislaw Lem, 1965.

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
'The miles of relays and photocells had given way to the spongy globe of platinum iridium about the size of the human brain.' - Isaac Asimov, 1941.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System For EVs
'Of course not a vehicle moved by means of internal explosions of a derivative of rock oil...'

Autonomous 'Fiberbots' Weave Large Structures
'It extrudes material like a spider.'

Birds Aren't Real - Wake Up, California! (With Bird Watching Guide)
'When he had first built them, they had been crude indeed, flying mechanisms with little more than a reflex-response unit.'

Self-Healing Material Pulls Carbon Out Of The Air
'... could seal the punctures.'

IRL Glasses Block Screens, Limit Vision To Real Life
'If you couldn't see the ads, how would you know what was fashionable?'

Testing The Single-Person Spacecraft
'...the lower part of the suit was simply a rigid cylinder.'

Shapeshifting Materials Transform By Light
'Its lines wavered, flowed, and then painfully reformed.'

Fully Automated Farm Iron Ox Hydroponics
'Had these machines in some incredible fashion been provided with brains?'

BrainNet Social Network Of Brains
'I used my implant to tell MILLIE what we wanted and she took care of it'

Phil Nuyttnn's City Under The Sea
'Under the lower roof there was no water, but a clear and luminous atmosphere...'

IONITY Opens First 10 Fast-Charging Stations
'Recharge the batteries... in almost every town and village...'

Superstrong Multilayer Metal-Graphene Composite Material
Negligible increase in weight increased material strength by hundreds of times.

Deepfakes Imperil Democracy (George Orwell, Right Again)
'All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.'

String Art Courtesy Of Robot Artist
The number of different ways to span a thread between a larger number of hooks is astronomical.

Still Wondering If You'd Work For A Robot Boss?
'This is all coming to you courtesy of the simstim unit wired into your deck, of course.'

World's First Autonomous Tram In Germany
What's it like for autonomous trams when they're turned off at night?

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.