Television viewers will soon be able to change channels with a wave of the hand. A new TV set with a chip-based infrared sensor embedded in its front maps the depth of objects in the room, making it possible to detect hand motions–even when the lights are low. A sharp wave powers up the set; a circular motion flips the channel; an up-and-down motion controls volume. The product is expected to be available in 2010.
Courtesy of Canesta
Product: Hitachi gesture-recognition television
Cost: Not available
Companies: Hitachi, Canesta
Subscribe to Continue Reading
Uh oh–you've read all five of your free articles for this month.
Insider Online Only
$19.95/yr US PRICE
Intel Tries to Rearchitect the Computer—and Itself
Will faster data storage and chips with built-in lasers be enough to turn Intel around?
China’s Bid to Dominate the Chip Industry Is In Danger of Falling Short
The country is committing $100 billion to becoming a global chip leader, but that won’t be enough.
A pair of experts mulled whether we’d ever get machines to talk, let alone think.