Gesture technology

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Having experienced both the iPhone and Android mobile devices, I have to say that I love the touch screen interfaces. All are pretty much easy to use, smooth in operation, and I can’t think of much that could improve upon their effectiveness – except maybe, for what I am about to reveal to you.

Users with a front camera on their Android mobile will soon be able to manipulate their phones without having to touch them.

Thanks to a company based in Israel called eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Android owners can use special software that will allow a phone’s camera to read hand gestures made by users and decode them into commands.

Imagine, for example, being able to wave your hand over a ringing phone to quiet it. Then with another wave, you can send a SMS message to the caller and tell them to ring you back later. Or as demonstrated in the video above, eyeSight software can even be used to flip through pictures,  shuffle tunes on your MP3 player, and can even be used to manipulate a GPS phone app while keeping your eyes on the road.

According to eyeSight CEO, Itay Katz, the benefit to gesture based software is all about making mobile phones even more useful and easier to control.

Users are looking for ways to ease, improve and enjoy their day-to-day interaction with their mobile phone, ideally aiming to gain effortless control of the device’s applications and functions, which is where eyeSight’s solution comes to place.

So be on the lookout for this eyeSight gesture technology on future Android phones.

By Doug Osborne from

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