Usually technology is designed to improve performance or improve convenience. I don't see either one with this. Maybe it's for people who consistently misplace their remotes. Or maybe there is a generational aspect to this that I don't see.
Hi Rob! Great to hear from you. There is a bit of a generational factor here, as you suggest, but mostly it's about making a remote that will work with your laptop when it's plugged into the TV. People don't want to use a mouse when they're watching TV. The theory is, they will be more comfortable with gestures. I don't think this technology would have ever been developed if it weren't for the laptop-TV combination.
Definitely seems like the ultimate couch-potato accessory for the 21st century, where people no longer have TVs but computers plugged into flat screens. Quite interesting technology, Chuck, but with things like the Wii game console having been around for awhile, I'm surprised someone didn't think of it sooner.
Definitely there is a need for intuitive controls for the television to take its place as the multimedia center of the one, as so many are predicting. Will be interesting to see if this approach works.
I agree, Liz. This was an inevitable technology development. That said, I could see myself sitting on the couch, struggling to get the hang of this technology, and begging for a return to my old remote.
Charles, I think some of the smart TVs from Samsung and LG have already the gesture control system. So with our hand we can change the channel, power on –Off etc by waving the hands from some 10 meters away.
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