A design tool that enables people to create virtual 3-D objects with their bare hands by using the Microsoft Kinect camera is to be comercialized byZeroUI.
ZeroUI's technology is based on National Science Foundation funded research from Purdue University by Dr. Karthik Ramani, Purdue University's (West Lafayette, IN, USA) Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering and his research group.
Dr. Ramani's group won the prestigious "all conference best paper" award for the work, which was presented at the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference in Chicago. Several patents are pending based on the research.
"(The tool) allows people to express their ideas rapidly and quickly using hand motions alone. You don't have to be an engineer or an accomplished artist to use this. You can be a kid," says Dr. Ramani, who is also the co-founder and chief scientist of ZeroUI.
Vision Systems Design first reported on the development of the technology in an on-line article "Handy-Potter enables users to create 3-D objects with their hands" in August this year.
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