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Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home !

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Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home !

Researchers say they have found a way to detect and recognise human gestures based on how they affect wi-fi signals.
They suggest it could let users control home appliances with a wave of the hand while in any room of the house.
They say the WiSee system offers a "simpler, cheaper" alternative to Microsoft's camera-based Kinect and other specialist gesture sensors.
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Re: Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home !

In reality though this may sound cool but we only need a break through in brain wave recognition tech (which does exist but not reliably) and we'll be able to think our controls.
Admittedly it's clever that they've found this technique but I don't see it being mainstream for long if it ever gets there.
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Re: Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home !

Just wondering what could happen as we frantically wave our arms at yet another pesky wasp Undecided

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Re: Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home !

Indeed. As cool as it is that they can detect the way the waves reflect / absorb into the body, from my POV it isn't going to be reliable.
Having said that, I also thought the kinect would be unreliable and when I tried one I was really impressed with it!
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