Gesture-based Kinect-like smartphones could be coming in 2012
Touch interfaces might not have reached everyone, but the next big thing in user interaction might already be arriving: touchless smartphones and TVs could start appearing in 2012. Of course, there’s a couple of ifs - if the small XTR3D company behind the technology gets traction, if it manages to ink a couple of contracts with phone makers and if it gets the needed funding. But the user interaction system XTR3D has developed is pretty unique - it’s somewhat similar to the Kinect in the way it recognizes your gestures, which you use to control devices.
It’s simple as it sounds - you just wave your hand to switch to the next song or radio channel, or for any other programmed action. Just as the picture shows, it seems like a great solution to keep you less distracted when you’re driving, plus it’s plain cool.
Hit the source link below for a video demonstration of the software-only based solution developed by XTR3D, and let us know what you think - could this be the user interaction of the future?