updated 10:30 am EST, Fri November 6, 2009
MS glass interface uses eyes, gestures, voice
Microsoft chief research officer Craig Mundie as part of his college tour this week demonstrated a unique concept for a future computing interface that would in many cases go without any touch input. Although it would support pens for precise input, the transparent glass display would also recognize voices and detect touch-free gestures, much as with the Xbox 360's upcoming Project Natal. The system can also detect eyes and navigate based on their gaze.
As a Microsoft Research project, the interface doesn't have a concrete timetable and is primarily a test vehicle for multiple technologies Microsoft has been or hopes to implement soon. Natal is most likely to ship for the Xbox in the second half of 2010 but hasn't yet been implemented in a full computer operating system. [via istartedsomething]