Monday October 8, 2007 8:26 am
JVC’s Clap On, Clap Off Television
JVC’s latest entry into the world of electronics is their “hand clap & gesture recognition” TV. Unveiled at the CEATEC 2007, you clap 3 times into its mic for a menu. A cam sitting atop the screen tracks your hand, thereby turning it into a tuner. Hook your finger and you click a button. There are also different clapping patterns for such features as volume control. There is no target date set for this prototype’s commercialization. While this is a definite advantage if you are one of those who had a “clap-on” signal for your remote control when it got lost, we are curious as to its response to a televised concert when the applause rolls around.
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