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Not so long from now, you may be able to control your computers or smartphones with your hands.
Local scientists have developed a new technology they believe could change the way we interact
with our devices. Kim Min-ji reports.
By simply clenching your hand, then opening it again,... you can control screens of computers
or televisions. The selected screen moves when you clench
your fist and move it up and down. When clenched, the watch is on,... when released,
it is off. This is what's known as 'wearable gesture'
technology,... which works off the movement of wrist muscles.
Researchers say the technology is more advanced than the current 'wearable devices' on the
market... and it allows users to answer phone calls and control volume with a simple clench
of the fist.
"Using infrared telecommunications,... the technology senses the movement of the wrist
muscle... and converts the gesture into an order to control the contents."
When the user is wearing the watch,... they can control and communicate with nearby smart
devices. As the technology recognizes the movement
of wrist muscles and does not depend on a camera,... it can be used anywhere at anytime.
By adding authentication functions,... researchers believe that users will eventually be able
to open the doors to their cars or even their homes.
"Because the technology recognizes the movement of the hand,... we believe that it is the
right technology to adopt in smartbands,... or in other smart devices being developed
The wearable tech market is expected to be worth some 500-million U.S. dollars by 2018.
The research team plans to gain an upper hand in the market by creating technology that
can change formation,... and is easy to attach to... or detach from... the body.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.