Touchless Sesame smartphone can be operated with words and head shakes only

Touchless Sesame smartphone can be operated with words and head shakes only
Samsung already demonstrated how you can control one of its tablets with the power of your thoughts only, but the experiment only consisted of shaking an icon on the homescreen. Now, researchers have found a way to let you control a smartphone with head movements only - granted, a far cry from mind control, but for those who are incapacitated, this could be the only way to interact with their handset.

The smartphone in question is called Sesame, and is actually a Google Nexus 5 handset, loaded with software for recognizing head gestures via the front-facing camera, as well as voice commands. The Sesame concept is created by two Israeli guys - one who has previous experience making a gesture-controlled mobile game, and the other an army veteran who has been quadriplegic for almost a decade now. 

By saying "Open Sesame," he can now unlock the phone, and do almost everything that can be done with a smart handset, including sending text messages, playing Candy Crush, and the like, and the project is actually an Indiegogo campaign, so anyone who pledges $350 now will get in line for a March delivery.

source: Sesame (Indiegogo) via Engadget

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012


2. silver

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

wow look great

3. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

God Bless You Guys for this awesome thing that u r doing !!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

that is awesome! but wouldn't it be easier to work on a tablet?

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

oh, you can't make a phone call or text on it.

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