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Natural User Interfaces
New ways for interacting with technology leveraging everyday experiences
Curated by Roland Smeenk
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Sprout: a desktop pc that includes a touchscreen, scanner and projector

Sprout: a desktop pc that includes a touchscreen, scanner and projector | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to your computer mouse and keyboard. Hewlett-Packard is trying to revive the desktop computer with a new, $1,899 machine that breaks all the rules.
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RoomAlive: turn your living room into an interactive gaming environment

RoomAlive: turn your living room into an interactive gaming environment | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
RoomAlive is a proof-of-concept prototype that transforms any room into an immersive, augmented, magical entertainment experience. RoomAlive presents a unified, scalable approach for interactive projection mapping that dynamically adapts content to any room. Users can touch, shoot, stomp, dodge and steer projected content that seamlessly co-exists with their existing physical environment.
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Meet JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot

Meet JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it

Friendly, helpful and intelligent. JIBO is the real deal, from social robots pioneer Cynthia Breazeal. JIBO can’t wait to meet you.

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FingerSense, the next dimension of touch

FingerSense, the next dimension of touch | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
FingerSense elevates the user experience of touch-enabled devices making them more intelligent, more powerful and easier to use. By allowing conventional devices to determine not only where a touch...
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Metaio’s Thermal Touch And The Future Of Augmented Reality User Interfaces | TechCrunch

Metaio’s Thermal Touch And The Future Of Augmented Reality User Interfaces | TechCrunch | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Metaio is currently demoing a new possible future in the evolutionary path for input control of wearable computing devices and it should be no surprise that..
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Qleek

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Qleek puts content and artists that inspire you on your wall and lets you
share them with people in the real world. Crafted in our digital carpentry
here in Paris, it lets you pick and play your most beloved films, songs and
photographs without even turning a computer on.
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Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word. "We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen....
Roland Smeenk's insight:

Next step: make It wearable

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Virtual Reality Sandbox Shows The Movement Of Natural Terrain

Virtual Reality Sandbox Shows The Movement Of Natural Terrain | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Real-time topography gives children and adults an interactive way to learn about landscape
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Touch to Feel the Virtual World - Microsoft Research

Touch to Feel the Virtual World - Microsoft Research | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
With help from a 2-D touchscreen and a robot arm, your finger can touch and feel inside the virtual world. TouchMover brings a new paradigm to natural user interfaces.
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Exclusive First Look at Xbox One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Exclusive First Look at Xbox One | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Wired's exclusive look at Microsoft's next-gen console, Xbox One.
Roland Smeenk's insight:

One easily overlooked achievement of the Xbox One will be the delivery of a new level of NUI to households worldwide.

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Display turns water surface into an interactive digital screen

Display turns water surface into an interactive digital screen | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
The AquaTop consists of a display projected onto the surface of water, controlled by interacting with the liquid.
Roland Smeenk's insight:

This sure classifies as an immersive user interface or maybe a submersive user interface is an even better term.

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The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion

The CamBoard Pico Wants To Take On Leap Motion | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Gesture control is heating up, with a host of new entries finally following Microsoft's example with the Kinect, including Leap Motion and MYO.
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Dino Dig | Phenomblue

Dino Dig | Phenomblue | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
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Digging for dino bones like a real archaeologist would do. Great example of what's possible with the Samsung Pixelsense with Microsoft SUR40 in contrast with 'traditional' touch screens.

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ColorUp: a squeezable light bulb that slurps up color

http://www.pegadesign.com/en/portfolio_colorup.html

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The Dynamic Desktop: Experimental Tangible Interfaces for Capacitive Touch Tables

The Dynamic Desktop: Experimental Tangible Interfaces for Capacitive Touch Tables | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
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Using tangibles for interacting with the digital world have been explored before. Ideum is experimenting with bringing them to projected capacitive touch screens.

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Frebble - hold hands online

Frebble - hold hands online | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Frebble is a wireless accessory that lets you hold your loved one’s hand from anywhere in the world.
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Homey, The Living Room ― Talk to your home!

Homey is speech-controlled home automation. Talk to your home to control everything: from lights to music, from climate to TV.
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Bristol University | News | April: MisTable

Bristol University | News | April: MisTable | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it

A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display.

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Moff: a wearable smart toy changes everything into toys

Moff band is a wearable smart toy.

Everything you do. Everything you hold. Change into toys.
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Disney Research » HideOut

Disney Research » HideOut | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it

How can projected imagery traverse the digital-physical divide to interact with physical objects and surfaces in the environment? HideOut explores how mobile projectors can enable new forms of interaction with digital content projected on everyday objects such as books, walls, game boards, tables, and many others.

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Larry's curator insight, July 26, 2013 2:08 AM

Interesting.

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A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
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Contact Boostonsvotrestartup's curator insight, June 27, 2013 2:06 AM

Hands and fingers are the future :-) Tiki® already there. With a simple powerfull set of commands

Larry's curator insight, June 27, 2013 2:10 AM

Hands and Fingers are the future, and Tiki® is already there with simple and powerfull commands at your fingertips. 

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Disney’s Aireal: A tactile feedback device to enhance the gaming experience | ExtremeTech

Disney’s Aireal: A tactile feedback device to enhance the gaming experience | ExtremeTech | Natural User Interfaces | Scoop.it
Motion and gesture control, the Kinect and PS Eye, and the Oculus Rift have all joined forces to create a tech industry filled with a new level of immersion.
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NUIA eyeCharm: Low-cost Kinect add-on for eye tracking

Experience the fascination of controlling your computer directly with your eyes!
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