In everyday life we use our five senses to get information about an object. By combining those informationÂ we can take further actions or not (if we just wanted to familiarize ourselves with that object). But sometimes, we feel that something is missing, that there is something more. Now, we have a SixthSense that can help us and provide additional information. It can also help us in many other ways which we will see later.
SixthSense is developed at MIT by Pranav Mistry. The SixthSense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the userâ€™s pocket. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces, walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces; while the camera recognizes and tracks user’s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers (visual tracking fiducials) at the tip of the fingers using simple computer-vision techniques. The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build.
SixthSense can provide us additional information about an object but it can also help us to perform everyday actions in much more comfortable way. For example, you can dial a phone number on your palm.
We have seen a lot of futuristic movies where people read newspapersÂ that contain a video beside text. By using SixthSense that no longer is a fiction.