Washington: A device that fits your hand like a glove can allow you to control your computer and mobile devices with the twitch of a finger or a twist of the palm.
The four-finger glove-like design called Gest has been developed by Apotact Labs in the US.
Gest is a digital toolkit that consists of two components: a gesture controller that slips onto the hand, and a software development kit (SDK) that allows anyone to build new applications for the platform.
The gesture controller is designed to fit any hand via an adjustable palm strap and four moldable finger mounts.
There are 15 discrete sensors in each hand and each finger has the same type of standard accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer combination found in a smartphone.
The software that powers Gest allows it to sense small movements, and by monitoring and learning how you use your hands it also creates a personalised model that is unique to each user and adapts to that user over time.
Unlike existing devices, Gest promises a greater degree of accuracy with smaller movements, 'Gizmag' reported.
Each device will come with a built in library of five standard gestures to allow it to be used right out of the box.
For example, switching between apps is done with a twitch of a finger. Pointing at the screen allows you to move the mouse cursor. 3D objects can also be rotated by "grabbing" them and rotating them in your hand. Users can also create their own gestures.
Once the retail version is available, Apotact Labs says a Gest single controller will sell for USD 200.