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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Patent describes how the use of gestures could control a Mac


If the Face ID seemed innovative, what Apple will bring us in the next few years will confirm that the future has arrived. This week Apple has issued a patent hand gestures to control a Mac. The inventors named in the patent are from PrimeSense, the company that developed the Kinect sensor from Microsoft, and that Apple acquired in 2013.
In case the name of this PrimeSense also participated in the development of part of the technology behind Face ID, and the patent here seems to depend on a similar TrueDepth camera on a Mac. The patent specifically addresses the problem of how it can be activated gesture mode, describing the use of a "focus" gesture.

We can control the Mac from a distance

According to the patent everything would be possible thanks to a method that allows a computer to run a three-dimensional (3D) non-tactile user interface, a set of multiple 3D coordinates representing a gesture of a hand placed within a field of vision of a device coupled to the computer. Upon detecting the completion of the gesture, the three-dimensional non-tactile user interface is passed from a first state to a second state.
As always with Apple patents, there is no way to know which ones will be adopted, but obviously there is a great team behind it, and it seems likely that the necessary hardware will do so in future Mac to enable Face ID.
What do you think of these technologies, would you like to see it on the next Mac? Share your opinion in the comments

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