Wrist sensors to manage devices

  • ANI, London
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  • Updated: Oct 10, 2012 00:20 IST

Television remotes and game controllers could be a thing of the past, as new technology can now be worn like a wristwatch.

Researchers at Newcastle University and Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSR) have developed a sensor, which tracks the 3D movement of the hand and allows the user to remotely control any device.

This means the sensor, which is worn on the wrist, enables users to control electronic items with just a wave of the hand.

Mapping finger movement and orientation, the device gives the user remote control anywhere and at anytime.

The Digits sensor doesn't rely on any external infrastructure so it is completely mobile. This means users are not bound to a fixed space.


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