Mobile Magazine reports that a company called Elliptic Labs plans to showcase its Touchless Gesture User Interface technology at CES in Las Vegas this January. The interface is designed to enable the user to control their device by using hand movements, similar to Microsoft’s Kinect, without ever touching the screen. The interface operates via a touchless dock for the iPad, and Elliptic Labs will be showing off a prototype of the dock at CES.
According to Mobile Magazine, the dock uses ultrasound technology to create a “touchless zone” of approximately one foot all around the iPad.
Sounds like a fantastic idea, hopefully we’ll get to see more demos of the dock after CES.“The idea is that you use touchless gestures to operate primary functions of a docked tablet in situations like when you have wet or greasy hands in the kitchen. In general, tablets are made for being handheld,” Elliptic Labs CEO Stian Aldrin told Mobile Magazine.
Source: Kinect-like technology for iPad to wave through CES - Mobile Magazine