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Touché is a system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University that allows people to interact with everyday objects via gestures. It’s pretty interesting, and invites not only a whole new type of interaction, but the ability to use almost anything as an interface.

Ivan Poupyrev, senior research scientist at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, claims it’s pretty accurate, too!

“In our laboratory experiments, Touché demonstrated recognition rates approaching 100 percent. That suggests it could immediately be used to create new and exciting ways for people to interact with objects and the world at large.”

The video shows some cool sample applications, including using the body to control music playback, sensing what implements someone is using to eat, and adjusting the tv and environment based on how the user is sitting on the couch.

(Link via Wired UK.)