Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music ...
Twin fetuses learn how to be social in the womb
Laptop clip-on is on a mission to outdo mouse
Sign language puzzle solved
Scientists: Man controlled robotic hand with thoughts
(AP) -- A group of European scientists said Wednesday they have successfully connected a robotic hand to an amputee, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial limb and control it with his thoughts.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap (w/ Video)
Ever since Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi movie Minority Report, in which a black-clad Tom Cruise stands in front of a transparent screen manipulating a host of video images simply by waving his hands, the ...
Computing with a wave of the hand (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The iPhone’s familiar touch screen display uses capacitive sensing, where the proximity of a finger disrupts the electrical connection between sensors in the screen. A competing approach, ...
Germany quashes Apple's patent on unlocking iPhones
Germany's patent court invalidated Friday a patent held by Apple—and contested by rivals Motorola and Samsung—on its "slide to unlock" function for smartphones, but the ruling can still be appealed.
Words help people form mathematical concepts (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Language may play an important role in learning the meanings of numbers, scholars at the University of Chicago report.