TechFest: Write in The Air

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TechFest is upon us so let the brilliant minds at MS Research (Global) share their latest inventions. "Write in the Air" is a proof-of-concept demo for recognizing characters written in the air. In order to input characters into devices such as the Xbox 360 and televisions equipped with a low-cost webcam but no keyboard or mouse, one can just face the camera and write the intended character in the air. The gestures captured by the camera will be fed into a robust handwriting recognizer. Take a look into the future!

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    Dengin

    I love programs that tell you exactly what they do.
    "Hey, I got this new software 'Write in the air'"
     Really? What does it do?" ...
    that will never happen Smiley

    By the way, writing Microsoft with an Apple... how Zen.

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    Dengin

    I love programs that tell you exactly what they do.
    "Hey, I got this new software 'Write in the air'"
     Really? What does it do?" ...
    that will never happen Smiley

    By the way, writing Microsoft with an Apple... how Zen.

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    RobAlister

    Wow, that's pretty cool.

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    RobAlister

    Wow, that's pretty cool.

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    tonial.sands

    The handwriting recognition is fantastic. It's also amazing how they solve the jitter problem during writing in the midair. I am curious what's the speed and error rate of typing with this technology. Also, now that it targets at XBox or other game console, why not just use the game pad rather than an apple or orange? I think the controller is big enough to be tracked. And how is it compared to EdgeWrite on the joystick? 

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    tonial.sands

    The handwriting recognition is fantastic. It's also amazing how they solve the jitter problem during writing in the midair. I am curious what's the speed and error rate of typing with this technology. Also, now that it targets at XBox or other game console, why not just use the game pad rather than an apple or orange? I think the controller is big enough to be tracked. And how is it compared to EdgeWrite on the joystick? 

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