US tech major Microsoft is working on a revolutionary innovation in mobile phones and TV monitors. The new ”No Touch” phones will allow users to operate phones and TV monitors from afar, just by gestures and hand movements. Another extension to the technology “a floating display” will allow users to almost feel the objects displayed on the screen.
An electronic bracelet, worn by the user, with the capacity to detect hand movements, will allow people to operate a television despite having their back turned or control a mobile phone with their hands in their pockets, technologists explained. The floating display will make portions of the image float two inches above the flat screens, making visuals like a globe or a dragon come up on the screen. The viewer can manipulate the image by almost ‘touching’ them. Cameras placed above and around the screen detect the movement of the hand and apply changes to the visual in realtime.
Tim Large, a researcher from Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group, said that final versions of these displays will be ready in two to five years.