Friday, March 14, 2008

Human-Computer Interaction to Get Revolutionised

Here are links to 3 BBC articles which talk about the new & revolutionary ways of human-machines interaction -

Has touch technology come of age?
Technology is going touchy-feely as products appear which threaten to replace the humble mouse with finger-touch computing...

Brain control headset for gamers
Gamers will soon be able to interact with the virtual world using their thoughts and emotions alone.
A neuro-headset which interprets the interaction of neurons in the brain will go on sale later this year...

Beyond the keyboard and mouse
Earlier this week the front page of the Austin Chronicle featured a picture of the band the Guitar Zeros - a group of musicians who perform using hacked versions of the Guitar Hero video game controller.
It's an extreme example of how popular the game and it's guitar style interface have become.

"It's pretty amazing we took something that was real and made it fake and they took something fake and made it real" said Kai Huang, CEO of RedOctane who created the game.

But while games like Guitar Hero and the Nintendo Wii are exploring new kinds of kinetic interface, in our work lives most of us are stuck with the Qwerty keyboard and the computer mouse: inventions that date back 134 years and 24 years respectively.

Photo originally published on Daily Galaxy.

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