Microsoft's Digits Converts Hand Gestures Into 3D Models

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Voice commands can activate many features on our smartphones with the press of a button. They can launch apps, dial contacts or event send tweets. But what if we could do that without having to touch our devices?

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Digits, a wrist-worn sensor built by Microsoft, allows the control of electronic devices with simple hand gestures. The sensor creates a 3D-model of your hand in real-time and could one day be used to control TVs, dial phone numbers, or play video games.

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The sensor uses infrared LEDs to detect the movements of fingers and translates them into 3D space. The device still has a ways to go before hitting the consumer market.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.

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