A new device uses motion sensing technology to understand who is using it.

Intel is developing a remote control that can recognize who is using it based on movements, and how they hold the device. Possible uses include recognizing when children are using the remote, and locking down unapproved channels, and auto-customized content and settings.

Engadget reports:

Given a bit of time to familiarize itself with particular users, this new motion sensor-equipped channel switcher is capable of correctly recognizing its holder just by the way he operates it. Taking accelerometer readings every 100 nanoseconds, the researchers were able to build a data set of idiosyncrasies about each person, which would then be applied the next time he picked up the remote.

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