New Gesture-Controlled Smartphone Unveiled
Pantech's Vega LTE uses eyeSight's recognition technology to detect motion.
Korean manufacturer Pantech has added a world-first feature to its upcoming Vega LTE smartphone. The device, which uses Android’s latest OS, has a motion detection function to allow users to control it using hand gestures. This Kinect-like recognition technology has been developed by eyeSight and is a software-based solution that works with the phone’s front facing camera. It can detect simple gestures like waves and taps, and is able to operate during motion or poor lighting conditions.
The smartphone’s ability to respond to touchless gestures enables the user to answer calls with just the swipe of a hand in the air. It could also be used to turn the page of an ebook, flick through a digital photo album, or listen to music, without touching the phone’s screen. The upcoming Vega LTE also features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 1280 x 800 resolution on a 4.5-inch LCD display.