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Motion Capture or Touchscreen Technology?

By RayFoxxe ·
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As we all know. Technology is advancing day-by-day and the demand by people for better and easier access for both computing and gaming is increasing each day. So far, we've already broken the barrier with interaction as we've developed touch technology interface and again making another breakthrough with motion capture interface. But which of the two do you prefer most?

Sure motion capture is cool since you use your whole body to interact with a program or a game, the good side to this is the ease of interface and the feeling of being in a real world within the virtual world. The downside though, some people think they'd look stupid moving around, making random gestures, or waving some controller shaped in either a plastic sword or a guitar. And the problem with this is, you'd need a camera and a program that can make use of the motion capture system and it's not easy to obtain something like this for mobile use and it's complicated to troubleshoot if an issue occurs. So it's not all perfect for everyone. You can't please everyone anyway.

Meanwhile, touchscreen offers little but it does get the job done. Interfacing with an object or an application easily with a touch of a finger. The good side to this is the ease of access and the interface possibilities. And here comes the bad side, while some people say that touchscreen is rather lame since you can't do much but just push things on the screen, some kids are fascinated by this, but others already got bored. When it comes to mobile technology, touchscreen interfaces are good, but sometimes it gets nasty to click that object or push the key letters on the screen if you have stubby big fingers. The problem this poses is that, long term use of the touchscreen panel wears it down quickly and so the screen is most likely to only last 3 - 4 years of use. And if the screen breaks or if you push too hard and something inside get damaged, you can't use the touch panel anymore. Again, not too perfect and not everyone prefers touch technology.

So which one would you prefer or think is best, before the new development in interface kicks in?

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by RayFoxxe In reply to I can't wait 2 txt u wit ...

+facepalms+ owo That never even crossed my mind Ansu, good call!

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Yes, it would.

by seanferd In reply to Motion Capture or Touchsc ...

Competing with the "Talk about private issues way too loud on a cell phone" crowd will be the wildly gesticulating txt-speak crowd. I can't wait to see what auto-correct does with <i>that</i>.

Honestly, I hadn't even thought of motion-capture on the mobile devices. I was thinking more along the lines of Xbox and desktop implementations. I'm glad you mentioned it!

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Future of mobile technology?

by RayFoxxe In reply to Motion Capture or Touchsc ...

Being able to see, hear, feel, and more with each other through mobile phones thanks to the advancements of technology. Now there's a bright idea. It's taking the "It's like you're talking to each other in person" thing seriously. Not just motion-capture but as well as actually making a small replicate of one's self through this technology to innovate the new evolution of telecommunications. But not only for that, but for other industries as well like gaming, business, medical, etc..

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