Tapping, swiping, pinching – the way we currently interact with wearables and other devices is something we’ve touched on before at Poke Towers. The big question is, what comes after the familiar touchscreen interface? Well, tech designers over at Google ATAP may have the answer.
Their Project Soli is a virtually interface-less interface. Essentially it’s a chip that detects micro movements in the human hand and thus, allows devices to be operated by simple hand gestures. The designers claim it’s extremely accurate, capable of tracking the slightest twitch down to less than a millimetre. Better still, the technology involved is so small, it can be fitted into pretty much every device going, or integrated with new tech we haven’t seen yet.
But let’s not overlook the greatest advance here – an end to greasy, sticky fingerprints all over your smartphone.