February, 2003
Computer Interfaces: Hands, Eyes, Voice and Mind
41 pages

This report examines the current state of computer interfaces, organizes key issues and puts them in context, and succinctly explains how the technology works.

Research in human-computer interaction spans a wide range, from improving graphical user interfaces to conveying information to computers via speech recognition, gesture recognition, and gaze tracking. Researchers are also working to give computers a broader awareness of humans through mixed modes of communication and tracking people’s positions and movements.

The report includes an executive summary, a list of 10 developments to look for as these cutting-edge technologies take shape, and a section of 18 researchers to watch, including links to their Web pages. It also includes a quick tour of 27 recent developments in six areas and a section of 25 in-depth news stories from TRN.

The stories are organized into six categories: screen interfaces, hands-free input, speech and sound interfaces, gesture and multimodal interfaces, computer senses and emotion, and neural interfaces.

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Report Sections

Executive Summary:
299 words

Main Report:
3,144 words

How It Works:
499 words

In-Depth Stories:
25 stories, including 17 images

Table of Contents:

Main Report
When reading is writing
You just don't understand
On screen
Getting the point across
Pointed gestures
Multiple doors of perception
A full body experience
Getting emotional
Brain jacks
Cyborg science
Changing relationship

How It Works

Pattern recognition
Tracking and coordinating

In-Depth Story Categories
Screen interfaces
Hands-free input
Speech and sound interfaces
Gesture and multimodal interfaces
Computer senses and emotion
Neural interfaces

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