Montag, 27. Oktober 2008

SideSight



As reported in PC magazine, 3 researchers from microsoft has introduced a new interaction technique with mobile phone using two linear arrays of discrete infrared (IR) proximity sensors, specifically ten Avago HSDL-9100-021 940nm IR proximity sensors spaced 10 millimeters apart.

By twisting one's hands appropriately on either side of the phone, objects could be rotated in place. Pages could be panned and scrolled by moving a hand up and down, and Microsoft also proved that text could be entered and edited on the main screen through a stylus while the other hand scrolled the page -- a movement that would be akin to the motions a user's hands would make if he or she were writing on a sheet of paper.

A quick motion toward the device could also be interpreted as a "click," according to Microsoft.
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