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April 21, 2007 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Atlas Gloves: A DIY hand gesture interface for Google Earth.
posted by brundlefly (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
What happens if you shrug whilst you're wearing them?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:16 PM on April 21, 2007


Frankly I'm more excited about Google Earth combined with the rumored Apple Imac multitouch upgrade.
posted by sourwookie at 2:28 PM on April 21, 2007


Jon Mitchell You beat me to it!
posted by SansPoint at 2:32 PM on April 21, 2007


If I use this app while wearing Disruptor Gloves, do I end up with Ultimate Gas Hands?
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:24 PM on April 21, 2007


Everything about this is neat. Except the music in the video, that really needs to go.

And I suspect that with a little effort, they could come up with something more elegant that ping-pong balls. But from a DIY standpoint, it's a quality trick.
posted by quin at 3:28 PM on April 21, 2007


Reminds me of the thing that Tom Cruise's character has in the movie Minority Report. He stands in front of a large screen which has maps and various data on it and he manipulates them however he likes by gesturing at them with his hands, which have a schmattergliffering of thingamabobs on each finger. Pretty cool.
posted by iconomy at 3:39 PM on April 21, 2007


Reminds me of Jeff Han's cool touch interface.
posted by puke & cry at 3:51 PM on April 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


He's got the whollllllle world... in his hands!

When the glitches get ironed out and it gets more sensitive, someone's going to have to try using it to music, dancing their way from point A to point B.
posted by CKmtl at 4:09 PM on April 21, 2007


Ayn Rand shrugged.
posted by wendell at 4:18 PM on April 21, 2007


Help! Some brute wearing Atlas Gloves threw virtual SiO₂ in my face. Now my hot girlfriend is with Gloveboy. How do I regain my Google-fu?
posted by rob511 at 4:20 PM on April 21, 2007


I'd like to see them adding a bit of momentum to the interface. I think it'd make it feel more realistic. Moving the earths one thing but I'd like to see them spinning it, and then zooming in.
posted by seanyboy at 4:31 PM on April 21, 2007


This is potentially dangerous technology in the hands of the wrong mime.
posted by aliasless at 4:31 PM on April 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


When the glitches get ironed out and it gets more sensitive, someone's going to have to try using it to music, dancing their way from point A to point B.

Dance Dance Global Revolution!
posted by Salmonberry at 4:40 PM on April 21, 2007


Call me when someone gets around to projecting (google) Earth onto the inner surface of a manipulatable touch-sensitive sphere.
posted by unmake at 7:35 PM on April 21, 2007


Has anyone done it with a Wii remote yet?

That would probably work just as well, if not better.
posted by knapah at 2:21 AM on April 22, 2007


I can't help but think that these gloves don't look as accurate or as efficient as using a mouse.

Am I missing something here?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:07 AM on April 22, 2007


I don't think it's intended to be a mouse replacement. More of a fun experiment.
posted by brundlefly at 10:54 AM on April 22, 2007


Looks like the Google Earth API has changed a bit (or they're just emulating a mouse...) I've got to get around to writing something like this for the kickass VR setup I manage.
posted by tmcw at 11:43 AM on April 22, 2007


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