Imagine playing a network game of Warcraft 3 without a mouse and keyboard? Well, this demo video of a PhD study by Edward Tse (BSc, MSc of Interactions Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary) shows it all using a combination of speech and gesture commands:
See video demo here.
Interaction on a digital table supports face to face collaboration with the added benefits of digital displays (e.g., real time updates, access to the Internet and rich satellite imagery). Core features of my work include rich whole handed bimanual gestures, speech and gesture input, and multi user interaction.
Application areas include tabletop gaming, military command and control, air traffic control and hospital emergency rooms.
Really cool invention. Reminds me of Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report (2002). It’s not just for computer gaming but a whole plethora of other fields of discipline as well.
Nevertheless, I’d love to try playing Warcraft with that myself. :D
[tags]rpg, games, warcraft, blizzard, inventions[/tags]