Gest, the digital toolkit, was created by engineers and developers who were sick and tired of typing on those tiny touchscreen keyboards we’ve all been trained to tap away at day and night. Now Gest can be used for typing, but also much, much more.
Gest has an almost skeleton-like appearance, is made of wires and sensors that fit over your fingers and hand and lead to a rechargeable battery that will last through a full day of work. The finger mounts are moldable, palm strap is adjustable, all of which makes Gest comfortable for almost any size hand.
Your hands are the keyboard and mouse
Gest allows you to use your own hands as both keyboard and mouse in the most naturally intuitive ways; switch apps on your phone by twitching your two fingers, or grab hold of a 3D design element in order to move it on your screen.
Because Gest features 15 tiny sensors into each hand, the device knows exactly what your hand is doing at all times, no matter what action it is making. It also features finger tracking technology with low latency (40-60ms), which guarantees maximum accuracy and recognizes more hand gestures than you could imagine. Gest is also built to learn your personal hand gestures over time.
It figures out how each individual grabs, swipes, and flicks while also storing away your unique hand movements for accuracy.
Such precision is what makes Gest “the most accurate gestural interface on the market today,” according to the Gest team itself.
Great for creatives and programmers
So what all can Gest be used for, besides typing? Photoshop is number one! Gest is fantastic for anyone who uses Photoshop for a living. Imagine being able to flick your finger to adjust a layer or swipe left with your hand to undue an action. Talk about a hands on experience!
From the programmer’s perspective, every Gest is also a development Kit. Because of high-tech mumbo jumbo, programmers have access to low latency gesture recognition via an API. They’ll also provide raw sensor data to create your own gesture recognition and offer the opportunity to build virtual and augmented realities.
Gest uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to all of your devices, Smart LED to communicate what interaction mode you are in, and IMU sensors for accurate tracking at low latency. Gest has a rechargeable battery that will last through an entire day of work and also boasts a Micro USB port for charging.