product prototype

digital camera with finger framing interface

design : takuya motte (Kobe Design University)
engineering : tetsuya yamamoto

Milano Salone Satellite (2010)
Biennale internationale Design Saint-Étienne (2010)

This is a camera which can record wonderful moments with human intuitive operation.

technical description
This working prototype has built-in camera in the part of right shoulder and take a picture after recognizing the gesture which your right hand describes an anti-clockwise circle. Image differencing of OpenCV is used for recognition of your right hand on openFrameworks. Though we use mac for it now, it is feasible that the part of left shoulder contains hand recognition and saving image functions by small dedicated chips for image recognition. The shoulder camera style is able to snap a shot of everyday life.