Talk to Your Watch with Hand Gestures
There's a very simple yet critical problem with modern portable devices: they keep getting smaller while our fingers remain the same size. The solution, according to some researchers at George Tech, is the Gesture Watch. This watch (somewhat ugly at the moment) it outfitted with five infrared sensors that can detect the motions of your hand over its face.
The idea is that you'd wear this watch (or the like) and it would communicate wirelessly with your infinitesimally small devices tucked into pockets or ... other crevices. The researchers theorize about an iPod Shuffle that'd be small enough to fit right in your ear because it wouldn't need to have any buttons at all. You could change tracks or turn it off by sweeping your fingers over your wrist in different ways. Sounds good to us -- so long as there's some gesture that will help us find said micro-iPod when we lose it.
From Discovery Channel News and Engadget
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