How can Eigengestures be used in screen visualizations?
New gestures for interfacting with computers
Eigengestures, or specific human hand gestures, can be used to signal computer interfaces in a way that was fictionalized in the movie Minority Report, and more recently in games on the Kinect for Xbox 360. Essentially, specific "non-natural" gestures could be used to move data around on screens and manipulate information in a three dimensional way that is currently being done in a "drag and drop" format with a computer mouse. The ability to quickly move lots of data parameters around might be very useful for brainstorming, for data analytics, and for public speakers who want to illustrate a point on the fly. The gestures could either be picked up by visual scanners (like the Kinect) or through sensor-based gloves, and then communicated to the interface in a way that would recognize whether you were clicking, moving, or typing on a virtual screen. With the proper eigengestures you could essentially type on a virtual keyboard and interface with augmented reality components visible only to you, so passers-by would not be able to tell if you were busy solving a problem or having some kind of seizure.
Notes and Special Information
Special note:The practical application of eigengestures may bring a new dynamism into business presentations and make keyboards and computer mice obsolete.