Spaceglasses

12/01/2013

The augmented reality / gesture control space is really heating up. Spaceglasses is the latest entrant into the market, following Leap Motion, Myo and Oculus Rift, and of course Google Glass, Microsoft Kinect and the Playstation Camera.

The prototype in the video looks super dorky; the $667 dev kit shipping in Jan ’14 less so, but still not something you’d want to be seen wearing. I’m also somewhat skeptical about how well this works in the real world, given my experiences with some of the other products I listed above.

Still, this is all very exciting. Usable, affordable multi-touch interfaces were a great leap forward in natural interaction, and next in line is certainly gesture-based interfaces coupled with VR.