From the Xbox Kinect to the the new Samsung Galaxy S5, devices are becoming more hands-off than ever before thanks to gesture-based controls. Now, a new technology could give you Magneto-like control over your smart devices.
So far, it's been necessary to have a line of sight with the devices you want to control by waving your hands in the air. Even new technology from Elliptic Labs that debuted at CES 2014, which uses ultrasound to translate gestures into actions, requires close user proximity to the device.
The new prototype gesture-recognition system -- known as "AllSee" -- built by scientists at the University of Washington however, allows gestures to be recognized by electronic devices even if they're out of sight, such as a phone in a pocket.… Read more