Hillcrest Labs the creators of gesture based technology called FreeSpace have perfected their gesture recognition technology for smartphones.
In a Recent Interview by AllThingsD, Hillcrest Lab’s Senior VP, Chad Lucien has revealed that their new FreeSpace motion engine technology will be arriving in smartphones and tablets by the first quarter of 2013. Infact he said that they already have a customer – a secret one, you see – eager to harness the power of gesture recognition.
The FreeSpace motion engine is already in use in a number of Smart TVs and set-top boxes such as the Roku. So, we’re inclined to believe that the first gesture-enabled phones will come sooner rather than later.
The first phone to sport a gesture based system will be the new Sony Xperia Sola which is to launch in Q2 2012.
Watch the Technology in action on the Pantech Vega LTE in the demonstration video below: