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New Design Tool Nixes Mouse; Users Create Shapes With Hands Only
August 14, 2012
Researchers have developed a design tool that enables people to create three-dimensional objects with their bare hands by using a depth-sensing camera and advanced software algorithms to interpret hand movements and gestures.
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