Nokia developing "Mobile Radar" concept on future phones

Nokia developing
Not too far in the distant future, we may start seeing radar technology being integrated into our mobile phones courtesy of Nokia. “Mobile Radar” was developed by the Nokia Research Center and was unveiled during “Demo House 2010” at Aalto University near Nokia’s base camp in Espoo. Essentially what “Mobile Radar” would offer is to use a mobile phone to measure an object’s distance, speed, and direction – almost exactly the same technology found in radars used by police officials. Additionally it can be used to adjust the volume while playing a song without ever touching the device; it can even work if an object is blocking it. There can be many more uses with this kind of technology – such as integrating it with home security systems and the interaction through video games. So far it looks very promising and may appear in future Nokia handsets.

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5 Comments

1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

And WHY is this feature needed? I like innovation and all, but I think they can do too much sometimes. What are you going to do, sit on the side of the road and radar traffic? This goes on the list of useless technology like the cell phone projector.

2. modernkoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

don't ever say like this. you will NEVER know when u want something new. e.g. bluetooth -- 20 year ago, u didn't want it in your phone, but it is now a part of evey phone and it's useful.

3. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Agreed. Never say never. Besides, once this technology is fully developed you have no idea of what it's practical use is going to be like. When I first started showing and using the barcode reader on my Nokia N95 8GB a FEW YEARS AGO, people thought it was ridiculous. This past holiday season I had friends using their Droids, Storms, and TP2's to get and compare prices on items or make shopping lists. There will always be a need for someone, somewhere. Guess that's what so great about technology.

4. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I agree with the both of you, but things like bluetooth (being and internal antena) and barcode scanner (an app that uses the camera) those are ok. But wouldn't the radar be a whole piece of equipment? And other than scanning speed, what could you do with this? I'm not trying to say its bad, I really am curious.

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

ok I finally got to see the video. I was at work and unable to view. This does have possibilities, disregard my last posts.

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