'Kinect' for Your Smartphone, Say Goodbye to Smeared Screens
6/1/2012 by: Roy Taylor
There is a cracking little French company called Noalia that just recently come to my attention. The company developed a new technology that allows you to interface to a tablet or smartphone without touching it. So no more horrible smears across your screen and no more giving away your ‘secret swipe’ moves to unlock the phone.
You can get an idea of how this works by looking at this video here;
Now as you can see it's not Kinect at all, it does not use any kind of camera. But since an awful of people understand what Kinect is this was an easy way to grab attention to what the technology does. Noalia's platform called Aramis (of course!) detects the electrostatic around your hand and magically turns it into a signal to your smartphone. At first I thought that it would not be able to detect movement accurately enough to give detail but as you can see from the video, although its early days, it is already pretty good.
What I find exciting about these developments is where they are going to lead. Because from the Noalia's video - it's not a huge leap of faith or imagination to realize that the scene from Minority Report (linked above) is not so far-fetched after all. As I get older I am beginning to think given enough time and money more or less anything that can be imagined by the human mind will eventually come true. Although I must admit to being a little stumped to ever think that the Star Trek 'beam me up Scotty' transporter could come true. But who knows?
About the Author
Roy Taylor is a veteran executive in the tech industry. Roy was one of key executives at NVIDIA, creating and leading divisions in the company which drove the company to its leadership status. The start of NVIDIA in EMEA region, developer relations, The Way Its Meant To Be Played program, Telecom Relations (first Tegra design wins) were all driven by a charming Englishman who discovered his second youth in both sides of California. Currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Manager of MasterImage 3D and his vision is to bring glassless 3D to our hands in the forms of tablets and smartphones. You can follow him on LinkedIn, Techhollyood and via his new Twitter account.
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