human augmentation start-up vicara has created kai, a smart wrist band that lets you interact with digital devices by tracking your hand and finger gestures. aimed at increasing productivity drastically, kai features gesture-based computer interaction technology that is compatible with any bluetooth-enabled device including laptops, mobile phones, televisions, VR/ARand even drones.


accurately slice through fruits in fruit ninja

 

 

vicara‘s minimal, portable and highly effective device uses an inbuilt finger/hand tracking technology instead of an external camera, freeing users from the need to keep their arms visible and under certain light conditions required for camera recognition. once connected, kai can be used for presentations as a pointer or to switch slides, draw and zoom in/out, as well as for switching between channels and adjusting the volume of your TV. additionally, the device can be used as a standalone controller in VR, gaming and drones, while it is compatible with all applications in mac, windows and linux laptops. 


get immersed in VR

 

 

kai comes with its own special dev kits to help users integrate the device with other projects, including kai SDK which allows one to create gesture profiles for desktop software with API deep level integration. the device features includes a battery that lasts up to eight hours and users can choose among four colors: black, white, blue and red.


use kai with your 3D modelling software

 

 


the device is smart, sleek and portable


control drones


use kai while working with keyboard and mouse


use kai as steering wheel to make racing more fun

using the kai control center, you can pair your favorite gestures with your favorite applications. 

the device is designed to adapt to your gestures over time, making it more intuitive and easy to use

 


use kai with any digital digital device


kai render


the vicara team

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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