This is the future: NTT DoCoMo demoes the one-handed Grip UI, and the "i beam" eye-operated tablet
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 03, 2012, 5:08 AM
eye-tracking technology utilizes line-of-sight detection with near infrared light, and special camera unit that can follow the eye of the beholder. The Grip UI is aided by pressure-sensitive phone sides, that can detect up to five levels of squeezing, as well as the way you are holding the phone. Thus the handset can be programmed to execute apps, or do some other action.The
Galaxy Note II and the like.
These pressure-sensitive sides are a step in the right direction, and a combination of them with i beam would be nice to have, but a good old Back button on the side, right under out thumbs would do just as good for now. What do you think about the concepts shown below?
Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011
Lol this was on engaget, like 2 days ago,,,
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 2:54 AM 2
Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012
unfortunately I have to agree with you but then there is about 80% stuff here that you won't find in Engadget. that it's why I always check both of them. but it would be nice if we had all here in one place.
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 3:25 AM 7
Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011
Actually the grip control is a pretty old idea. I've read years ago on gsmarena about a fairly serious concept phone that does just about the same thing. Btw i disagree on the side back button part - it would require more movement of the thumb actually since during the use it is mostly already being stretched over at least a half of the bottom of the phone anyway
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 6:56 AM 0
Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011
Who said the side had to be pressed with your thumb? Could be any digit or squeeze-type of input.
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 9:43 AM 0
Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012
That is really innovative, I wish more companies came up with ideas like this. This might not be the most practical thing, but it certainly would be convenient under certain circumstances and with certain lifestyles. Good job DoCoMo!
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 8:37 AM 0
Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011
Isn't this what Google glasses is all about? An Eye tracking device that you use to open a web browser or Google maps? I just see this as that and Google may implement this within Androide so all manufactures can tweak it to the way they like and offer it to customers on their respective devices.
posted on Oct 03, 2012, 10:37 AM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):