How to Add Customized Gesture Controls to Your Android Phone

Get yourself an Android phone or tablet and you can hack it to work in pretty much whatever way you want—and that extends to input as well. All In One Gestures is one of several apps on the Google Play Store that let you create customized gestures for controlling your apps and the OS itself. Here’s how to get it set… »5/18/15 9:58am5/18/15 9:58am


Every Gestural Interface Should Be This Responsive and Snappy

Working alongside a company called zSpace, makers of interactive holographic displays, researchers at the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory in Japan have built a high-speed gesture recognition system that instantly responds to hand and finger movements. Which in turn enhances the immersiveness of these interactive displays. »5/22/14 10:40am5/22/14 10:40am

Touch-Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognize Gestures

There's all kinds of fancy touchscreen remotes available today, but when you're absent-mindedly watching TV, physical buttons mean you don't have to constantly look down to change the channel. That's not to say that touchscreen capabilities like gestures aren't handy, which is why Philips has developed a new kind of … »9/19/13 12:40pm9/19/13 12:40pm

Your Home's Wi-Fi Network Could One Day Replace Your Kinect

Gesture recognition systems like the Kinect, or the upcoming Leap Motion, rely on special hardware and require you to be in a specific place to detect your motions. A limitation that researchers at the University of Washington have all but eliminated by instead using the Wi-Fi network in your home to recognize… »6/05/13 10:51am6/05/13 10:51am

Intelligent Keyboard-Wide Touchpad Is Smart Enough To Ignore Your Palms

With gesture controls becoming more common in software and apps, it makes sense to maximize the size of a laptop's touchpad to facilitate more than just a couple of fingers. So researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed the Longpad, an oversized touchpad that's as wide as a… »2/06/13 4:40pm2/06/13 4:40pm

Knuckle and Fingernail Gestures Could Be Coming Soon to a Touchscreen Near You

For the moment, your arsenal of touchscreen gestures is effectively limited by the number of fingers you can use. a ten-finger gesture isn't going to be particularly helpful for most of us. New tech that can tell the difference between fingertips, knuckles, and fingernails however, could throw some more variables… »11/18/12 12:00pm11/18/12 12:00pm

Could a Pair Of Kinect Sensors Replace Your Mouse?

When you think about it, pushing a mouse across a table or poking a flat screen with your finger is a pretty limited way to interact with a computer. After all, our hands are capable of far more intricate motions, which a company called 3Gear Systems hopes to translate into complex gestures that could revolutionize… »10/04/12 11:23am10/04/12 11:23am