Thanks to new software from eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Google Android smart phones can be controlled with simple hand gestures. Today the company officially launched this technology, which utilizes real-time image processing and machine vision algorithms to sense movement in front of phones that use it. Plus, since it’s purely a software solution intended for mobile OSes, it doesn’t tax a device’s CPU or built-in memory, translating to low power consumption. This is some pretty exciting stuff, especially since new phones like the HTC Evo 4G and iPhone 4 are getting us pumped about front-facing cameras.
“A good technology is an invisible one,” said Italy Katz, eyeSight’s founder and CEO, in the company’s press release, and we’d be inclined to agree. If you check out the video below, it’s easy to see the potential for this software. Imagine playing games or shuffling through slideshows on your phone simple by waving your hand around in front it. It can also help when navigating increasingly complex menus. We can’t wait to see what developers will come up with to take advantage of this new-fangled software.