This Gesture-Based Input Method Could Be on Your Next Phone

March 11, 2010

In 2008, Apple filed for a patent eerily similar to this German student's proof-of-concept app, where commands are delivered to the phone via gestures made in front of the device's camera. But we ready to wave goodbye to touch-based controls just yet?

Lots of rumors have been swirling around that a 4G iPhone may include some sort of proximity-based gesture controls, where the user would be able to navigate maps to give input commands to the phone by moving their hand in front or behind the device in different gestures to indicate the command they're issuing. This video helps us better understand how that would work in the real world.

Now, we're just left wondering how, exactly, this makes things any better or easier than they were before.


Source: Gizmodo