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New Design Tool Nixes Mouse; Users Create Shapes With Hands Only


August 14, 2012

shapes produced with Handy-Potter design tool 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. Full Story

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