PhysComp Final Project Ideas

PhysComp Final Project Ideas

In my final project for Physical Computation Class I really want to use hand gestures and implement a creative outcome. I was inspired by Bret Victor, “A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design”; he rants about insufficient user interface aspects of touch screens and that we don’t use the full potential of the hand gestures. My main goal is to increase the range of the inputs of human hands.

My possible final project idea is to bring physical interaction into internet communication using flex sensors to read the hand gestures and writing the gestures into puppet hands using motors.

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Another idea is to use hand gestures and the tip of an index finger to draw in processing using flex sensors and infrared light emitting laser.