Most of our gadgets are based on touch screen Technology, even our laptops are using the touch screen. But in this race of technology, Google is working on a new finger control technology which will help you to control your device without even touching it.
This is called Project Soli, this is based on radar waves to detect smallest finger movements which they call them “micromotions“. This will detect extremely precise finger movements but also ignore other useless gestures like insects. This project is work in the Advance Technology and Project Lab where Google is also working on their futuristic projects and some of the prototypes are ready.
In its demo, Ivan Poupyrev changes the clock timings by turning an imaginary dial by his fingers, then he changed the minutes by moving his hand a little higher and doing the exact same motion.
Solely is different from our current Technology, it detects the 3D motion and detects most precise movements of fingers accurately. It uses high-frequency radar (60 Hz) which enables a high resolution and helps the device to detect fine movements. A transmitter uses of wide cone spread to detect the motion which helps keep the price or cost down. In its prototype filters the unnecessary noise and unwanted moments.
Google takes ten months to decrease the size into a fingernail-sized chip so that it can easily integrate into electronic devices especially smartphones. They also planning to integrate this technology and smart watches because this Prince of smart watches is so small to control by touching it.
The possibility of this technology are endless because people can interact with their smart gadgets is only the first step. Google hasn’t announced it to release this technology by itself or as a stand alone project for other companies to participate in making this technology.
Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. Source: Youtube Video Description
Source: ZME Science