Wednesday 18 August 2010

Bodily computer interaction

One of the major reasons why I originally started doing Tai Chi was due to the fact that I suffered from repetitive strain injury from computer use. Of course internal arts massively helped with posture which is basically the root of the problem, but computer interfaces are not particularly ergonomic, and need to take some of the blame. Ever since watching minority report, I've been waiting for the day those interfaces came about and... ta da... here we go:

It seems to me systems like this and Microsoft recently launched Kinect and have the potential to usher in a new age of direct body/pc interaction. We can't be far away from a world, where we have computerised martial arts programs, that monitoring you body position and correct your posture just as a teacher would. Scary...

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