We have been familiar with touch gestures on our mobile devices. Voice activated features have now become available for most devices and motion based functions are becoming more and more popular, with devices like the Galaxy S III taking full advantage of them. In a recent Qualcomm showcasing video, the popular chip manufacturer demos some touch-free gesture control actions. Sound like Microsoft Kinect like features?
Qualcomm used Snapdragon powered tablets to showcase the latest in gesture controls for touch-enabled devices. In the first video, the person is controlling a soccer game with head hitting action simply by moving his head in front of the embedded camera, that reads the gestures. Second video shows how browsing through the pages of a cooking app can be done by simply flicking one hand in front of the device. We’ve seen this kind of implementations before, in gaming consoles like the Xbox from Microsoft. Taking it one step further, we hope that Qualcomm plan on implementing the technology soon for fully featured gesture controls on tablets.