How does it feel when your smartphone begins to ring all of a sudden during a key client presentation? Embarrassed? Help is here. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a way to control your smartphone with in-air hand gestures. Also Read - Apple delays MacBook Pro, AirPods 3rd gen shipments to October 29, but why?
The system called SideSwipe lets you interact with the phone without using touchscreens or physical buttons, media reports said. This is how it works. When a user waves his hand over the phone, the movement of the hand disturbs the signal between the phone’s receiver and antenna. Also Read - How to turn off auto-correct feature on your Android smartphone or tablet
This vibration is captured by SideSwipe and used for recognizing gestures. “We developed an algorithm to convert the GSM pulses to a continuous signal that can be used for gesture recognition,” the team behind SideSwipe posted on its website. Also Read - PhonePe announces that all of its UPI transfers online or offline will be free for all users
SideSwipe will have three gesture control modes. The first gesture directed down towards the phone to put it to silent; the swipe right gesture to send a text (pre-defined), and finally the tap gesture to decline an incoming call, reports added.