As we are entering a mobile world and use mobile / wearable devices we need to reinvent our interfaces with these devices. Some are starting to call these NUI (Natural User Interfaces) in stead of GUI (Graphical user interfaces).
I have captured over time some technological innovations that I believe will enable that evolution.
I am convinced that once these technologies will mature, they will be instrumental to accelerate the “digitalization/mobilization” by adding “contextualization” to develop new digital workflows and processes that today were never really in the scope of IT.
Interactive glass : this is the era of “ubiquity” of touchscreens – makes a lot of sense
Interactive Kinetics : the “Leap Motion” product is already for sale and being shipped as of May ! I am awaiting my delivery. Leap Motion is bringing the Xbox Kinetic (body movement recognition) used for gaming technology to enable body motion based desktop interface. Very simple but vertpowerfull.
Interactive Brain : mind blowing – I have personally tested it at the Google Zeitgeist event in London last year. You put a “brain reader crown” on your head and your mind can command instructions of a PC ! This will be huge in healthcare application but also in Gaming they claim.
Voice recognition : Siri from IOS 4S – we all know that today the techology is not always working and for sure if you don’t speak american 😉 But still, it’s a matter of time…
KEY Glove : simple concept close to the kinetics of Leap motion
Augmented reality : this deserves a seperate post later because this implications for B2B and for education and so many other domains will be huge. This TED is really amazing
Wearable digital clothes : if you wonder how this is linked to B2B – listen to the part on “digital zipper” for hazardous clothing
Smart Glasses : I put this one as last because it is the most hyped one that every one talks about while I think the technologies listed above will be as much if not more impactful.
- The Disappearing Interface (allthingsd.com)