Gesture Technology and other speech-based technologies that can be used for impact

March 20, 2020 12:00 AM
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Gesture Technology is an upcoming automation-based research field that is integrating gestures and pattern recognition, facilitating Human-Computer Interaction.  By the integration of technologies that can intrepret human gestures via computer-enabled instructions, corporates, organizations, NGOs, etc. are being able to create a larger impact. 

Gesture Technology in a way increases the interaction between humans and machines. Commands help in executing a given sequence of instructions that can complete human-based tasks or machine-related tasks without any intervention.

Users can use simple gestures to control or associate with devices with/without physically touching them. Devices created to enable these technologies to help the users are garnering more and more accessibility across the world.

Today, gesture technology is developing at a much faster rate than its predecessor technologies. Companies and high-end research organizations like Microsoft, Intel and IBM are using it for an array of functions. Intel developed White Paper on touchless multifactor authentication (MFA) for healthcare organizations to improve clinician efficiency and reduce security risks. It proposes to connect device recognition with facial recognition for the authentication of users. Similarly, Microsoft is blending a project with AR/VR and Gesture technology to explore camera-based gesture recognition within surgical settings. It shall allow any surgeon to view and control a patient's medical reports without having to "break scrub".

Even application and smartphone developers are incorporating hardware and software development to allow apps to respond and integrate gesture commands. Use of Gesture technology can help on real-time basis for understanding sign language and hand gesture control as well as applying in AI.

Gesture Technology could be highly beneficial for NGOs. It can eliminate the need for understanding of and dependency on using devices like keyboards, mouse, etc. for people who find it difficult to use this technology. Also, it has the potential to be a life changing technology for persons with disabilities.

With the advent of AI and IoT, many devices can now use a working model of Gesture Technology using Natural User Interface(NUI). Using the concept of NUI, smart devices can be used by persons with disabilities. Use of gesture NUIs by NGOs can be a transformation for people involved in accidents and other injuries as they can be used  in rehabilitation facilities.   

Smart G-CRT, a gesture technology is helping recognize specific human gestures and process them to control smart devices to aid people with special needs. This technology aims to support the elderly and persons with disability to carry out their regular routine as well as non-routine tasks smoothly.  

The main objective of Gesture technology is to eliminate the need to understand advanced techniques and technologies to perform a task using high-end devices. With the advent of gesture technology, and it's subsequent integration into different activities, one can expect to execute the same  functions without having to spend as much time or money.

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