October 07, 2007 by Rachel Cericola
Some hand gestures could get you killed. Flash gang signs, the finger or give a standing-O to JVC’s “handclap & gesture recognition TV.” It likes it.
In fact, this new technology wants to rid you of the remote control. Gizmodo says that the unit has a set-top camera, which tracks all of your hand movements. A clapping sequence could get you the main menu or be programmed for favorite channels, for example.
Very cool and sort of a neat solution for having to track down the remote. However, it also sounds like you’ll need to choreograph an entire cheerleading routine just to get the volume cranked up—which you probably wouldn’t need that if weren’t clapping like a mental patient.
Don’t start flapping your arms wildly just yet; there’s no word on when JVC will incorporate this technology into any actual units.
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