The latest in gesture-reading technology lets users work their gadgets with a wave of the hand

Using a gadget while wearing gloves (or with pizza-smeared fingers) might get much easier in the near future. With its newest product, an Oslo firm wants to bring touchless device navigation to the masses, representing the “latest advance in intuitive device interactions.”

During CEATEC Japan in early October, Elliptic Labs introduced the “Multi Layer Interaction” (MLI) tool, a new development in their ultrasonic touchless gesturing technology. Supplementing previous gesture-based navigation functionality, MLI allows device users to illicit different responses from – and thereby, perhaps, more easily use – their ultrasonic-enabled devices based on the distance between a user’s hand and the device. As Elliptic Labs CEO Laila Danielsen explained in a press release,

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