Coming to WearHacks, we were inspired by the variety of hardware available for us to use. At first, we wanted to use Oculus Rift and Leap Motion together to create a virtual reality application, but learning Unity proved to be too complicated for us. We ultimately decided on focusing our attention on Leap Motion in combination with Twilio.
What it does
In a world with increasing emphasis on convenience, gesTEXT aims to send text with simple hand gestures. gesTEXT captures specific hand gestures, transcribing them into text and sending the text to a mobile device.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We were proud of being able to understand the logic behind Leap Motion. Learning how to set up a local server to run our program was also a great experience. Overall, discovering different ways to complete a complicated task boosted our confidence as computer programmers.
What I learned
What's next for gesTEXT
After successfully sending a basic text message and image, gesTEXT aims to perform more advanced tasks, such as sending recorded audio.