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Control Your Gadgets With Hand Signals


Gesture-controlled Remote

When you are not too busy controlling your music with the MX Air Mouse, Australian scientists have created a remote box that can be utilized by hand gestures. Its built-in cam recognizes 7 hand gestures to control up to eight different gadgets. For example, you clench your fist for start, a sideways peace symbol for channel, and a thumbs-up for channel-changing. The product of engineers Dr. Prashan Premaratne and Quang Nguyen, they claim that during testing the device could distinguish between real commands and habitual gestures under various lighting and range of distances. We wonder how it would react to the constant “high-fiving” that is done during male-bonding sporting events. Perhaps they should include that into the design before it hits the market in the next 3 years.

 


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