Ever dreamed of a future world where your computer will respond to a simple flick of your wrist? That user interface of the future might already be here today. Control your computer with a wave of a hand just like in the film “Minority Report” thanks to the “Gesture Glove Mouse” from Thanko.
Thanko, a Japanese “rare things shop”, is selling these gloves that allow you to control Windows and Mac computers and Android Smart TV’s from a distance using hand gestures, similar to more expensive and less stylish Air mice. The user puts the glove on the right hand and straps a sensor on the index finger. The user’s wrist movements are translated into cursor movements and mouse clicks are made by pressing the thumb against the sensors in the index finger. The gloves come with a wireless USB dongle to plug into the computer and supports a 10 to 15 meter radius range. The internal battery is good for 12 hours worth of usage and can be recharged via USB. The battery doesn’t get in the way though, as the whole glove weighs only 35g.
The Gesture Glove Mouse, priced at 4,980 yen ($61.87 U.S.), is only sold in Japan through Thanko. Fortunately, it is also available from the catalog of online retailer GeekStuff4U.com, who ships products found or sold only in Japan to elsewhere in the world.
Watch the video demo here:[ via Akihabara News ]