Doug Bowman, Professor and Director of CHCI, explains how hand gesture technology can create an interactive digital world for students

Doug Bowman, Professor and Director of CHCI, explains how hand gesture technology can create an interactive digital world for students

July 31, 2019

Doug Bowman, Professor and Director of CHCI, explains how hand gesture technology can create an interactive digital world for students

Doug A. Bowman, a professor of computer science and director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, describes the technology as “still somewhat of a novelty,” but agrees it has big potential, especially in augmented and virtual reality.

“You don’t necessarily want to be holding a specialized control to interact with virtual content,” he says, adding that Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset can recognize hand gestures to allow users to click buttons, choose menu items and swipe from one screen to the next.

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