Wiimote Hack Converts TV into Touchless Microsoft Surface

This user interface project allows you to control objects on a display using gestures, working like Microsoft's Surface but without touching the screen at all. Inspired by Johnny Chung Lee's work, the system requires you to wear Minority Report-style gloves equipped with infrared emitters on your fingertips. A Wiimote on top of the display keeps track of these IR LEDs, while the software can read the motion down to two-finger pinching gestures for image zooming. Hopefuly, using it won't convert you into a sofa-jumping, grinning-crazy, Scientology-member maniac. [Oh Gizmo]

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That looks like some good work, but I can't imagine anyone is going to come home after a hard day's work, take off their necktie, grab a beer out of the fridge, and slip into their infrared electric gloves

Maybe has an application in 3D realms, like surgery simulators, or 3D product (automotive) walkthroughs

Sorry if I offended any of you geeks with infrared electric gloves