The Future of Human Computer Interfaces

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping new, novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Their innovations have been designed to improve and enrich our personal and professional lives, making it easier to create, communicate, collaborate and even cook. Here are 10 inventions that enhance human-computer interactions, improve the in-store shopping experience, and even help us kick bad habits.

Augmented Product Displays

Natan Linder, Yoav Reches and Ilya Tsekov have reimagined the product displays you see in stores for tech savvy, connected shoppers. Their interactive product display counter gives shoppers product information and Web access so that they can read reviews and do additional research on the products they're interested in purchasing. The Augmented Product Counter can also connect shoppers to sales people via video conferencing. LuminAR technology, which consists of a Pico-projector, camera and wireless computer, powers the Augmented Product Counter.


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