Friday, April 1, 2011

Google Motion BETA ; A new way to communicate

Motion BETA .A new way to communicate

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body.

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Easy to learn

Simple and intuitive gestures

Improved productivity

In and out of your email up to 12% faster

Increased physical activity

Get out of that chair and start moving today!

How it works

Gmail Motion uses your computer's built-in webcam and Google's patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.
Gmail Motion - How it works

Motion Guide

Familiarize yourself with some of the basic functionality of Gmail Motion using this printable guide of sample gestures. With it, you'll be able to start writing and responding to emails – with your body – in no time.

Gmail Motion - Motion Guide

Safety precautions

Using Gmail Motion is not only safe but also healthy and fun. As with any physical activity, certain precautions are recommended. First, make sure to clear the area around you. Second, try to take short breaks every 30-40 minutes, just as you would if you were typing. And finally, take time to stretch after each session to give the muscles you'll be using some relief.
Gmail Motion - Safety precautions

Coming soon to Google Docs

This new motion detection technology doesn't stop with Gmail. We're excited to announce that Google Docs Motion will be coming later this year. Learn more

Gmail Motion - Coming soon to Google Docs

"No longer will people be required bend to the will of technology. Instead, technology will now bend to our will."

Lorraine Klayman, Environmental Movement Specialist, Nevada Polytechnic College

"It is commonly known that 80% of communication is non-verbal. Gmail Motion not only accepts this fact – it embraces it."

Dennis Tooley, Ph.D, California Center for Kinesis and Paralanguage

"Kudos to the Gmail team for bridging the divide. I'm eagerly awaiting the next version with ASL turbo boost!"

Ken Harrenstien, Software Engineer, Google Accessibility Team

Got ya! April Fools! Gmail Motion doesn't actually exist. At least not yet...

Okay, now you can login to Gmail or close this silly box.

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