Engineers Develop Algorithm to Control Mobile Phones with Hand Gestures

Hand Gesture Program | In Compliance Magazine

University of Washington researchers developed a new mobile phone program that recognizes hand gesture reflections when the phone’s radio waves are reflected back. This technology allows users to interact with a phone when the screen or camera-based sensors are blocked.

Ten volunteers tested the program, and the results showed with 87 percent accuracy; the program could recognize eight separate taps, four hovers, and two sliding gestures. If a mobile phone user has a phone in their pocket, users could wave their fingers to silence the phone or slide their hand over the phone to change the volume, skip or mute music without removing the phone from their pocket.

Read more about the program that can recognize hand gestures using reflective radio waves. 

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