Wednesday, 3 August 2011

handwriting Recognition

More of a note post (I've been busy with work/children this week). I noted that one omission in the demonstrations of SixthSense was any form of text input. I want to address this by the provision of an "AirWriting" interface but had been struggling to find any form of decent hand-writting recognition software for Linux. However, Bret Comstock Waldow (now theres a name for the 21st Century!) has come to the rescue with ink2text and SHIP, which, as far as I can tell, runs the MS tablet hand-writing recognition DLLs under Wine and provides access to the routines via a service. Brilliant!

I am getting quite excited at what may be possible by gluing these bits together!

As a side note I also acquired a PS3eye and hacked it apart last night and was please to find support in Ubuntu 10.10 for it out of the box (so to speak). Colours seemed somewhat subdued in comparison to the c910 however the effects of the superior frame rate are obvious.

Roll on weekend!

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