Here you are the last bit of our tour at Hitachi exhibition, with the company vision of a “Minority Report” like interface. Perhaps closer to Microsoft Kinect UI, Hitachi system will let you control any kind of information display on a TV or by a Video projector, by simply waving your hands in any directions.
Nothing much to say here since this was just a working prototype, but, Hitachi is working not only on including this technology in digital signage, but also in the medical aera, where doctors can access data, photo or like on the video below to IRM without touching anything, ideal during surgery for example, as well as planning to add such technology in both Desktop PCs as well as TV.
Now, Hitachi is working in adding this technology in their TVs since the past two years, and the launch of Kinect by Microsoft was some kind of wake-up call for Hitachi. If unfortunately Hitachi was not capable to give any possible date and time on the availability of a TV running this technology, an Engineer however told us that if Hitachi decided to put on the market a TV using this tech, we would have to wait until middle of 2011.