All hands, no keyboard: New Handpose technology can track detailed hand motion

Date

April 17, 2015

Overview

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a system that can track — in real time — all the sophisticated and nuanced hand motions that people make in their everyday lives. The Handpose system could eventually be used by everyone from law enforcement officials directing robots into dangerous situations to office workers who want to sort through e-mail or read documents with a few flips of the wrist instead of taps on a keyboard.