Gesture Keyboard, a device to make gestures with the computer

Image of Gesture Keyboard.

More and more inventions and technologies are trying to replace or not use the mouse and keyboard. These elements that have been accompanying the PC almost since its creation, seem to have their days numbered and Gesture Keyboard It not only certifies it but it proves it.

The operation of this gadget is very simple because with only gestures, users can run an application to write an email, all with gestures, a gadget that is built with Free Hardware.

Gesture Keyboard is a gadget similar to the Nintendo Wiimote

Gesture Keyboard is a gadget by Federico Terzi. This maker user has used an Arduino Pro board, a bluetooth module and an accelerometer. The latter to calculate and capture the gestures that we will do with the keyboard. The Arduino Pro device to process all the information and send it via bluetooth to the computer from Gesture Keyboard control. More or less a device similar to the Nintendo Wiimote, but all with Free Hardware and with a more affordable price for our pockets than the Wiimote.

Arduino Pro is a small board but if size is not important to us, we can always opt for a model with bluetooth that is cheaper and that allows us to have the same for less money. In any case, you have the project website as well as the software necessary for it to work in Federico Terzi's github, all for free.

Still, I personally find it expensive. Although he captures gestures quite well, writing letters with gestures is somewhat tedious and is not the same as typing with a physical keyboard or go from speech to text, something faster and that works better than gestures. But we must admit that Gesture Keyboard is a very interesting gadget Do not you think?


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