Google’s AI Solution for Hand & Finger Tracking Could Be Huge for Smartglasses

Google's AI Solution for Hand & Finger Tracking Could Be Huge for Smartglasses

Although early attempts at consumer smartglasses have employed trackpads and handheld or wearable controllers for user input, its the gesture control interfaces of the HoloLens 2 and the Magic Leap One that represent the future of smartglasses input.

A new machine learning model developed by Google’s research arm may make it possible to implement the complex hand gesture controls commonly found in high-end AR systems in lightweight smartglasses without the additional bulk and cost of dedicated depth and motion sensors.

 

The foundational prep work has been done; now it’s time for digital renovation to kick in at DIY retailer Lowe’s

The foundational prep work has been done; now it's time for digital renovation to kick in at DIY retailer Lowe's

Summary: Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison has sanded down the rough surfaces; now it’s time to start the real improvement work.

Home improvement in the US is a retail market with two gorillas leading the pack – Home Depot and Lowe’s. In recent years, the former has taken the lead position with Lowe’s slipping down the field. But as we’ve noted previously, both firms are looking to omni-channel transformation to either secure their position (Home Depot) or restore their fortunes (Lowes).