Our friends at Javelin Technologies (an authorized E³.WireWorks reseller in North America) recently posted how one of their students managed to configure Microsoft Kinect to work hands-free with E³.WireWorks. OK, so it’s not perfect, but we liked their creativity and were so impressed we thought we would share it with you.
Guest Post – Javelin Technologies
Javelin Technologies is doing a great job at fostering innovation by leveraging the creativity of students.
A recent example of this is with one of our electrical engineering co-op’s Rami Eisawy from Waterloo University. Rami did some fantastic work to help our client base by working on some important E³ library content and utilities. As a special project we had Rami work with the Microsoft Kinect as an interface to E³.WireWorks.
It only took him a few hours to map some of the interactive controls to meaningful software manipulation in this electrical design environment. The software has some similarities to AutoCAD Electrical, but is designed from the start for electrical design and has countless advantages.
It is of course, a proof of concept at this point, but I am looking forward to the day that electrical design can be done in a virtual environment and gestures can be used to easily piece together a new design and document how it should be wired up.
Have a look at this video below to see some of the interaction taking place. Please share your comments or ideas with us to give some of our future students at Javelin some ideas to take the idea further.
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Eric’s original post can be found on the Javelin blog.