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NEC Develops Technology to Control Devices with the Tap of an Arm
The future is already here has NEC announced today the development of technologies that enable users to control consumer electronics with the tap of an arm.
These technologies consist of compact acceleration sensors that are worn on each wrist and enable users arms to function as virtual control panels. When a user taps an arm, the sensors determine which area of the arm received contact. These areas are separated into seven sections that each corresponds to a virtual input switch that can be used to operate an electronic device.
The operation of conventional information-processing equipment requires users to stop their current activity and take action on an independent switch.
These new technologies enable users to operate devices through natural motions that only require the tap of an arm. Possible applications of these technologies include music players that can be easily operated while exercising and mobile phones that may be operated remotely while stored in a bag.