Android motion demo

Waving your hand in the air to control your phone isn't a new idea -- we've seen talk of it before on Windows Mobile, and it's been implemented on other platforms. But now that Android is getting front-facing cameras (with the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Evo 4G, for starters), we may finally see gesture commands on our phones in the near future.

And that's where developer eyeSight comes in. It just announced support for Android, which "enables users control their phones and navigate in documents, web pages or maps by using gesture recognition technology."

Check out the full presser and demo video (on a Nokia, sadly) after the break. This pique anyone's interest?

HERZELIYA, Israel, June 8  -- eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of Natural User Interface (NUI) solutions for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices, launched today an innovative technology allowing Android device manufacturers to offer their clients for the first time control over their handsets by using simple hand gestures.

 

eyeSight's solution utilizes the device's built-in camera, advanced real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms, to track the user's hand motions and convert them into commands. Users of Android devices can now silence an incoming call, navigate between GPS menus, activate their MP3 player, play games and carry many other tasks by simply swiping their hand over the device.

 

eyeSight's technology is a pure software solution, highly optimized for mobile platforms, offering low CPU and memory requirements, which directly translate to low power consumption. The expected introduction of new Android devices with front-facing-camera by Motorola, HTC and Google will enable to fully utilize the benefits offered by eyeSight technology. The solution enables users control their phones and navigate in documents, web pages or maps by using gesture recognition technology.

 

"A good technology is an invisible one. eyeSight's Touch Free Interface technology for Android-based devices introduces exactly that – a new level of interaction that is natural, intuitive and simple to use," said Itay Katz eyeSight's Founder & CEO. "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."

 

eyeSight provides a natural and intuitive way to control portable devices and applications. As the number of applications continues to increase, users spend more time navigating complicated menus. So for instance, when using a mobile navigation system, instead of looking for a specific key or clicking specific areas on the screen, the driver  focuses on the road, and controls the device by a simple hand gesture. Moreover, while playing mobile games, eyeSight's technology enables playing by using hand motions emulating real life actions such as - throwing a ball, catching a boomerang, blocking enemy's attacks and more. The technology has been developed to work within many Android phones' apps and provides a new, fun, and exciting way for users to easily control their favorite activities. 

 
There are 11 comments

5-6-ACE says:

Ohh yeah, Ninja Strike! As long as it works for Farmiville I'm sold.

manimsoblack says:

Could be cool.

rugbyua9 says:

damn thats sweeeeeet.... thats innovation right there.

Ecoteric says:

The Evo and and Android win again!

Toro says:

That guy was enjoying that gesture a lil too much

slvrprelude says:

About time... I love my psEye for similar games including eye of judgment
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jfultz14976 says:

WebOS gesture area eat your heart out!

stanikki says:

Sry guys, but this is the most stupid thing i've ever seen so far. Although it's already very dumb looking handling your touchscreen phone in public, this way of input lets etverybody look like a moron ;). maybe there's potential in this but..common look a the video and picture yourself in the metro using the mediaplayer on your next generation eyesight controlled phone. ridiculous :D

just my cents

Android rocks

Paladin says:

stanikki , a lot of things look weird at first. When bluetooth headsets first came out they looked like bugs on the sides of peoples heads. :)

I don't give them much thought anymore. Just like pants on the ground! HEHEH i)

I think this may be useful depending on how accurate it is etc... I would like to see even more finite control if possible.

colindiazz says:

It will allow us to chat online with the friends. Can't wait to buy it...
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