The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:13 AM EST

SPECIAL MENTION: Many virtual and mixed reality technologies are controlled via hand gestures, which not all bodies can do. Enter Dots: a customizable interface still in the concept stage that’s designed to allow people with disabilities to freely interact with systems like Microsoft’s HoloLens. The user affixes two “dots”, or sensors, to any parts of the body they feel comfortable moving around. The relative motion between those points is captured and calculated via Bluetooth sensor, allowing the person to control the software. —Jesse Will

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