The device leverages gestures to control a computer, keyboard or mouse

Touch-free actions could make all the difference for people who have trouble managing the dexterity required to navigate a computer. While some solutions for this unique audience have relied on voice activation, Shortcut is a digitally-enhanced wristband which creates a ‘phantom hand' for its users. This enables them to have full functionality of their computer available without touching a mouse, keyboard or touch screen.

The idea was born in Germany, when the creators of Shortcut noted the high number of accidents which happen to craftspeople, office porters and technicians.

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