Hand-controlled user interfaces are about to get a lot better. Although Microsoft's new Handprose software is not yet ready for retail, it's algorithm for detecting hand gestures is up to 10 times faster and can accurately detect the angle and position of 30 points on the human hand.
Microsoft Invents A Better Way To Sense Hand Gestures
Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset, then using your hands to pick up a sword and swing it around your head. Imagine a hazard team able to defuse a complicated bomb from a mile away, just by controlling a robot's hand as effortlessly as your own.