I've successfully interfaced ROBOTmaker's 3D - 360 degree HID multi-TOUCHLESS sensor to various 3D Processing sketches as a "proof of concept" (see videos below).
Next step is to develop a USB HID interface to enable the sensor to be used in other applications such as a 3D drawing package e.g. the free 123D from AutoDesk which has support for a 3D HID mouse.
I'm using the Arduino UNO as this has a here, but there is still some way to go.chipset as the main USB controller and which is also programmable. Some work has started ->
Videos of the concept are here:
Sensorium project was launched during one weekend by our dev team at robotomaker.eu. It was just one of those ideas that we had to get out of our system. We liked the concept of a multi- 'Touchless' interface as this has to be the way forward to avoid greasy and scratched displays when working with mobile devices, tablets, iPhones, etc
We've used the Arduino UNO to manage all the serial communications between Processing sketches and the 360 Degree 3D HID sensor, as this is a lot easier than a direct serial connection to the PC. The Arduino UNO has anchipset for the the main USB controller which we thought could come in useful for the USB and HID interface development.
We've released all the Processing and Arduino sketches on the public domain on the project webpages.
Possible areas to explore:
Development - Processing, Arduino, iPhone, iTablet, Android HID interface