Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Facial Recognition Tech Helps Tvs Save Power

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  October 25, 2009


This new technology from Hitachi automatically detects when you’re actually watching your television, then shuts the display off whenever you’re not looking.

hitachi_facial_recognition_

By using advanced facial recognition technology, the monitor can tell when your eyes are on the TV screen, and keeps it turned on only when you’re actually watching. Jump to the 45 second mark on the video below to see an early prototype of the technology in action (or watch the whole thing to see some other cool Hitachi display tech from the CEATEC show)…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEv9761c0wE

Both Hitachi and Sony have been working on versions of the system, so maybe that lends it some added creedence. I’m just not sure how much power this will really save, especially now that more and more TVs are moving to LED backlighting, but I suppose every little bit helps. I also think I’d turn off this setting the minute I got up to the kitchen and tried to watch my TV from the other side of the room during the football game.

[via BBC News and Engadget]



Angle Grinder R/C Airplane

Angle Grinder R/C Airplane

Vital Carry Permanent Cache

Vital Carry Permanent Cache

20 Mechanisms Explained with LEGO Machines

20 Mechanisms Explained with LEGO Machines

The Wagoneer S Is an Electric Jeep that Goes 0-to-60 mph in 3.5 Seconds

The Wagoneer S Is an Electric Jeep that Goes 0-to-60 mph in 3.5 Seconds

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

That Time Chevy Made a Batmobile Corvette

That Time Chevy Made a Batmobile Corvette

Advertisement