Just by waving your right hand you switched on the room light and with another gesture directed to your television your favorite channel began to play. These are no longer considered as wishful stories straight out of science fiction. But they are rather most awesome technologies that are going to be unveiled for everyday life.
Well, we are not going to offer you some gibberish future predictions that are still in its nascent state of development and is actually more fictional than the science fiction itself. When talking about upcoming technologies everyone likes something from that is already in the making or something that can change our lives anytime soon. Gesture-based control of our gadgets is just like that. It is the next frontier of innovation after we have tweaked with the gadgets and interfaces enough. Here are our 5 picks among the innovative gesture-based technologies that are going to be commonplace anytime soon.
Gesture Based Entry And Exit System
No, this one is no longer futuristic but is a very contemporary technology that is already in use across glossy corporate buildings and high-security premises. You walk up close to it and the gate opens and as soon as you pass on, it closes. It is just that simple and beautiful way to make an entry or exit point respond to our walking gesture.
Floor And Wall Illumination
What about giving your drab walls and floors some fuzzy illumination effects? No, you don’t have to make any expensive lighting arrangement for that. Gesture enabled lighting solution is already there but there are still countless possibilities that can add more flair to your interior ambience. Just think of your white marble floor is turning emerald green like an indoor swimming pool and as you walk upon it, small dark fishes pass over it. Such astoundingly fuzzy and naughty lighting effect can just be controlled by mere gestures of your body and movement, nothing else.
Games often work like real pathfinders for a wide range of simulated technologies. Gesture based interfaces and virtual reality have taken too much influence from hyperactive game reality. After 3D games now gesture-based games and VR gaming is taking over. Just with the gesture of putting trigger you are actually firing inside your game and just with the real life gesture of steering a car you are driving a racing vehicle. Sounds amazing, eh? But, that is already a reality now with the latest VR games.
Navigating Digital Content
Oh, we finally have to come to the holy grail of digital revolution, handheld devices! After the reign of touch interfaces for years in a row it is time for most smartphones, tablets and laptops to get gesture enabled. A few successful renditions of this we have seen in high-end devices. The shaking movement for sharing a document or moving to the next page is already experimented with. But, all we can say about gesture based navigation is that it is just the beginning and it may take another couple of years to hit the mass market.
Gesture Enabled Automobile Technologies
The day is not far away when we will lock our car with a gesture dictating a connected app. Similarly, the car jukebox will respond to our gesture for controlling volume or switching to the next song in the playlist. With the connected environment increasingly taking control of our gadgets, vehicles, and home, such innovative controls seem to wait at next door.