Wear Ur World is the new Sixth Sense
by Mark R
I have been seeing this new device all over gadget blogs everywhere called the Sixth Sense. It has nothing to do with an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but I’ve seen numerous comparisons between this gadget and Tom Cruise’s gesture-based computer from Minority Report.
Yeah, it’s not like Coolest Gadgets hasn’t made Minority Report allusions with our reports on the G-Speak and iPoint Presenter. It appears some guys at MIT have come up with a way to turn any flat surface (even a hand) into a touchscreen.
Their concept device is known as Wear Ur World (WUW), and, as you can see from the photo, it uses a tiny projector and webcam. What you don’t see is that the WUW uses a mobile phone to presumably merge these devices together, forming the brains of the Sixth Sense.
I believe that the MIT students who designed this concept product don’t intend that their final version of their product to require a cap. Instead, they intend to market the WUW as a device for the wrist.
This way, if you need some information, you can simply project it on the wall, at least until holographic technology is perfected. That last sentence was my little suggestion for the MIT students, by the way.