Two Electrical Engineering students from MIT have designed a new input device that behaves similar to what was seen in Minority Report. It’s called the Glove Mouse and was actually inspired by the movie.
Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez wanted to bring what they had seen and make it a reality. The wireless gloves, which are powered by a cell phone battery, each have LEDs on the back of the index finger which is captured by a webcam. There are also buttons under the index fingers, middle fingers and thumbs. All the information is transferred a another unit via RF and is then sent to the computer.
They state that you can actually make these gloves for less than $100! I’m heading off to my local electronics store right now. You can check out more photos and specs on their website.