Israeli gesture tech specialist EyeSight is in Barcelona demonstrating how one finger can take control of a phone, TV or computer without so much as a caress, using the already-present camera. EyeSight's hand-level gesture detection is already being used in TVs from HiSense and phones from ZTE, but the company has refined the …
can it tell the difference between different fingers?
i.e. can it tell the difference between when i'm using my index finger to scroll a webpage or move icons around, and when an app crashes and i flip my middle finger at the computer, will it be able to recognise that and issue a End Process command to the hanging app?
It's spelled Kinect and it is fairly well documented that is has the ability to recognise human limbs right down to finger level. It is just that most games and applications do not use this capability, preferring to simplify the experience.
Re: It's Kinect
Apologies for the spelling, but when it comes to the resolution I've spoken to several companies working on titles for the console who assure me that finger resolution is impossible - it's something they constantly get asked for, but can't do.
Kinect is impressive, and will evolve, but for the moment systems such as EyeSight are offering better resolution.
Waving your hand at the phone....
"These are not the web pages I am looking for...."
(the Jedi robes, please)