Elliptic Labs is an interesting company with a novel idea that could easily change the way we use our devices. Their ultrasonic touchless gesturing technology promises to bring “science fiction closer to reality.”
Using the company’s Android SDK for touchless gesturing, and a phone/tablet equipped with tiny microphones and transducers – users could interact with their devices in a whole new way.
Here’s how this works:
Sound waves sent from the device interact with a user’s hand and it’s this interaction that moves objects on a device screen. Accurate time-of-flight measurement and distributed sensing (capturing movement from multiple angles) enable true 3D interaction above, below and to the side of the screen at 180 degrees. Android smartphone manufacturers will now have an easy way to integrate touchless gesturing into smart phones.
The technology will apparently work even in low light conditions or in the dark, requiring a fraction of power in comparison to optical 3D technologies.
Yeah it sounds awesome and we can’t wait to try it out.