Bangalore, May 22 2018: Arguably the world's first gesture-based wearable controller, "Kai" has launched at the crowd funding site Indegogo today. It is designed in Singapore, assembled in Indonesia and manufactured in China... but the DNA of the innovators is Indian.
The Kai harnesses natural body language to provide a revolutionary digital interaction experience. It enables creative professionals and enthusiasts alike to seamlessly interact with their digital environment. Navigate your desktop, browse through the web, flick through photos or play games and do everything you do in a normal day -- all with the wave of your hand or the flick of your finger.
The product is essentially a sensor-based wearable that uses a 9 axis IMU (Invensense) and invisible light sensors to sense the movement of your hand and fingers. The data is relayed via a Bluetooth module to their proprietary desktop app UI designed on Sketch 3 and Principle and developed on the ElectronJS framework, Java and Bootstrap. The entire technology has been designed to fit on a board smaller than the size of your palm. The body will be made of high grade Injection moulded ABS enclosed in a premium replaceable soft touch silicone sleeve.
Says Abhishek Satish, Co-Founder & Inventor at Vicara: : “Interaction with the digital environment has been restricted to a mouse and keyboard for over 60 years. With the rise of AR/VR as a new medium of interaction and the severe time constraints in the professional creative market space, the typical medium of interaction does not optimize the productivity of users. A gesture-based interaction device like the KAI can process the power of natural body language to interact with your digital world more intuitively than any product in the market today. We are super excited to share it with the Indiegogo community and have them help us nurture this unique technology”.
Link to the Indiegogo site. For a few days we feature a video about Kai in our tech video spot on the home page. We also carry more images in Image of the Day.