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Jake is featured in the Enhance session of the day, from 2.15pm – 3.45pm (26 April AU time GMT+10)and live streaming is available from the TEDx Sydney website.

Swirlesque is a wearable device that can be used to control anything from the music playing on your phone, to a slideshow you are presenting. Jake has combined an accelerometer and Bluetooth capabilities into a glove that can recognise hand gestures. These gestures are sent as commands to an Android phone, which in turn can interact with the world through the Internet of Things(IoT).

There are two ends to the software – a gesture recognition algorithm on the glove and an Android app on the smart-phone. Depending on which setting the user selects on the phone, each gesture will have a different result. This makes it easier to add new uses for the glove, as the user does not have to learn new gestures, but can simply add more settings for the gestures that already exist.


Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Boehringer Ingelheim, RosettaCommons