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Gesture Technology for Immersive Learning

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Google’s Project Soli, a sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gestures has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission. While it is still in the beginning stages, gesture technology in future just might transform an individual’s hand into a universal remote control.

Similar products such as Microsoft’s Kinect already allow the users to point at a screen to change the content. This kind of technology will enable your fingers to control the cursor or pointer without the hassle of a mouse or keyboard. 

 
The technology can greatly increase classroom interaction and allow students to see, learn, understand and interact with the environment, thereby creating an interactive digital world, reckons Doug A. Bowman, a professor of computer science and director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech.  It has big potential, especially in augmented and virtual reality.

Sources: https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2019/08/googles-soli-uses-gesture-technology-immerse-k-12-students

https://atap.google.com/soli/

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https://9to5google.com/2019/06/11/google-pixel-4-project-soli/

Devika S
Devika S

Devika S is a copywriter at Next Education India Pvt Ltd. She has completed her Masters in English from the University of Hyderabad. Being a language enthusiast, Devika is well-versed in the Chinese language. She is a passionate reader and ardent listener of a wide variety of music.

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