Abstract: The Sixth Sense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. The Sixth Sense technology bridges the gap between the physical world and the world of data. This paper provides a simple yet analytical approach towards the sixth sense technology which was originally introduced at MIT Media Lab by Steve Mann in 1994 and 1997 (head worn gestural interface), and 1998 (neck worn version), and further developed by Pranav Mistry (also at MIT Media Lab) by the name of a gadget called “WUW” (Wear yoUr World), in 2009.

Keywords: Sixth Sense, gestural interface, MIT, augment.