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Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in , Life | 10 comments

Gmail Motion

So I am a little geeky I admit it. I like messing around on the web trying out new things, tinkering with new widgets for Bod for tea (usually deleting them again you’ll be glad to know) and generally wasting the valuable nap time I should be using for more productive things. Which all goes to explain why I was excited about the  launch of Gmail Motion BETA.

Apparently Gmail Motion uses the web cam on your computer and Google’s patented spatial tracking technology to detect movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.

Gmail Motion - How it works

Here’s the main gestures that you can use to operate Gmail. With these you can write and respond to emails with your body, gaining up to 12% more productivity and increasing your physical activity. 

Gmail Motion - Motion Guide

They’re wickedly clever bods over at Gmail aren’t they? I was keen to give it  go so I clicked on the link.

And wicked is right.

Because after the screen had loaded, here’s what I saw

Clearly there’s one born every minute. And I’m one of them.

  • JoJo

    ha ha!!!!! x

  • bod for tea

    I’m sooooo gullible.

  • Maddydodo

    Hee hee – Though with all the new techy stuff out there (which I’m terrible with) it wouldn’t surprise me if this was real. Give us a few more years and we’ll all be writing email via the medium of exercise!

  • Tamsynwood

    ha ha ha!! i got all excited about that til the punch line!!

    see u soon tamsyn xxxx

  • bod for tea

    I know, me too! :D

  • Country Wife

    haha! I was wondering how on earth a person would memorize those body motions – derrr. Thanks for sharing, from one fool to another :)

  • bod for tea

    If I’m honest I’m a bit disappointed it wasn’t real. I’m on here so much it would have given a good source of exercise…

  • Caroline

    Ha ha – that’s a good one, though – think I’d have been taken in as well, if it’s any consolation!

  • bod for tea

    Thanks for making me feel less of a fool – a foolish thing shared is a foolish thing halved and all that… :D

  • bod for tea

    It was SO well done that I almost don’t mind. Almost.