Context: More or less precise measurements of hand posture and motion can be useful in rehabilitation after hand surgery.

Description: The dataglove and the augmented orthosis (bottom) illustrate ways to draw on established rehabilitation technology, but they are not likely to be worn in public. The motion capture markers (top) on the nails can be worn permanently, as well as the tiny transmitters for the radar wristband (middle).

Interesting: Capture of gesture may be interesting in situations outside the rehabilitation domain, as long as the worn devices are socially unobtrusive.

Inspired by: Miscellaneous work in gesture recognition.

Date: October 2004.

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