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In the Future, We Will Control Our Mobiles Using Gestures


A participant in the new project Real-Time 3D Gesture Analysis for Natural Interaction with Smart Devices.

Linnaeus University researchers are working on a next-generation interface that will allow people to control mobile devices with gestures.

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Researchers at Linnaeus University in Sweden are developing a next-generation interface that will enable people to interact with mobile devices using gestures.

Real-Time Three-Dimensional (3D) Gesture Analysis for Natural Interaction with Smart Devices aims to give users the same experience of, for example, grabbing and twisting an object in the digital world as in the real world, according to Linnaeus' Shahrouz Yousefi. However, he notes the ability to analyze in real time the movements of the hands and individual fingers requires a highly intelligent system with lots of processing power, because the interface requires large amounts of data and advanced analyses, especially when it needs to track the movements of multiple hands simultaneously.

The researchers say one of the major hurdles will be developing and using new big data analysis techniques to interpret gestures and movements.

From Linnaeus University
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