Haptic technologies in the Photonic arena – broadband communications and the Internet of Evertything, the growth of #IoT and accessible, convenient, mobile communications – will change. Gesture recognition, like Leap Motion controllers and Kinect videogames, a trend of the future. We’re in early days now.
You’d be hard pressed to find a public restroom that wasn’t packed full of hands free technology these days. From the toilets to the sinks and paper towel dispensers, hands free tech is everywhere in modern public restrooms.
The idea is to cut down on the spread of germs. However, as we all know too well, this technology is not perfect. We’ve all gone from sink to sink in search of one that actually worked. Most of us have waved our hands wildly in the air to get a paper towel dispenser to dispense, creating new kung-fu moves in the process. IR simply has its limitations.
What if there was a better way? Check out [Ackerley] and [Lydia’s] work on gesture recognition using ultrasound. Such technology is cheap and could easily be implemented in countless applications where hands free control of our world is desired. Indeed, the free market has…
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