Sunday, April 20, 2008

Samsung Patents Visual Gesture Control

A look at interesting interfaces to come ...

"Samsung has recently patented a system of cell phone and mobile device control which responds to a users gestures. It doesn't do this on the display as how the iPhone currently does, but as recognized in the space around the handset courtesy of the handset's front-mounted camera. The pre-loaded software will recognize preset motions, translating them into on-screen control. Take for example, pointing at the display and moving the finger to control a mouse/cursor whilst rotating the wrist with the hand outstretched in order to flip an image or layer. No idea when this will be implemented in future handsets (if ever), but it would be interesting to see folks start waving their hands in front of phones in the near future. It's almost as wacky as screaming "Objection!" to your DS' microphone while on the train."    (Continued via Ubergizmo)    [Usability Resources]

Samsung Gestures - Usability, User Interface Design

Samsung Gestures

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