|Shipment Forecast for Gesture Sensing Solutions|
for Smart Devices. Source: NPD DisplaySearch
"Gesture sensing is the next critical user interface trend, designed to improve the usefulness of, and user experience on, smart TVs and other large smart devices," says Calvin Hsieh, research director at NPD DisplaySearch.
The recent and planned use of 3D gesture-sensing technologies in connected smart devices includes the following:
- Mobile devices have touch screens and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as major user interfaces, but gesture sensing exists as a supportive user interface.
- Smart TVs and other larger devices cannot leverage touch screens, which is why Samsung and other TV makers are now beginning to offer gesture sensing technologies in upcoming products.
- Game consoles (e.g., Xbox and PlayStation 4) already rely primarily on 3D gesture-sensing controls.
- PCs have not leveraged gesture sensing widely. However, Intel has proposed perceptual computing as the next dynamic for PCs in 2012.