PSFK 2017 Forecast: Gesture-Based Controls May Be a Hardware Killer

PSFK 2017 Forecast: Gesture-Based Controls May Be a Hardware Killer

Trends report suggests a new future, where movement-based UI kills keyboards

  • 1 february 2016

Throughout three Iron Man movies and two installments of The Avengers, audiences see Tony Stark flip through designs on his holographic display and zoom into virtual cityscapes by spreading his hands. His character can pull out a piece of evidence from a crime scene by pinching it from the air and he designs pieces for his super suit by pulling components from screen to screen. While this may merely be a touch of movie magic, The PSFK 2017 Forecast, a new report from PSFK Labsexplores how immersive computing like Stark’s is turning the body into a controller and making digital experiences both immersive and interactive.

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