X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


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

Multi Layer Interaction Uses Ultrasound to Detect Midair Gestures: Leap Mobile

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

One of the Moto X’s convenient features is that you can wave your hand over it to toggle certain apps, such as silencing a call or an alarm or simply to wake the screen. Elliptic Labs’ Multi Layer Interaction technology enables what appears to be a more advanced form of Moto X’s touch-less gesture recognition.

ultrasound-multi-layer-interaction-by-elliptic-labszoom in

Unlike the Moto X or the Leap Motion, which both depend on infrared LEDs and cameras, Multi Layer Interaction uses ultrasound speakers and microphones to detect gestures. According to Elliptic Labs, its technology has a 180ยบ range and consumes less power than camera-based sensors. This enables gesture detection not just directly over the phone but even above, below or from either side of the device and from up to 20″ away, giving users more leeway. It also allows for distance-based gestures, as you’ll see in the video below.

I think touchless gestures could someday eliminate physical buttons on mobile devices, but on the other hand I can’t help but think of my phone’s poor battery.

[via Elliptic Labs (pdf) via Ubergizmo]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



HISHE: Ant-Man & The Wasp

HISHE: Ant-Man & The Wasp

Formula Drift x GoPro HERO7

Formula Drift x GoPro HERO7

MOCHUB

MOCHUB

Advertisement
2019 Chevrolet SEMA Camaro Highlights New Shock Yellow Color

2019 Chevrolet SEMA Camaro Highlights New Shock Yellow Color

Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Does 1/4-mile in the 9s

Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Does 1/4-mile in the 9s

Ford Teases Mustangs for 2018 SEMA Show

Ford Teases Mustangs for 2018 SEMA Show