Many people could be able to control their smartphone through
gestures in the coming years, as technology to recognise these
movements is set to become more common.
It was forecast by ABI Research that by 2017, 600 million
smartphones around the world will be able to interpret hand
gestures to make things easier for users.
Senior analyst at the group Josh Flood said such technology will
be an "exciting prospect" that could be highly useful to smartphone
Mr Flood added: "These devices are already heavily entrenched
into peoples' lives and another communication interface is always
Such technology has already proven popular in games console
accessories such as the Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Eye, ABI
Research observed, noting new tracking solutions have solved many
earlier issues that limited the effectiveness of gesture
Intel has also noted voice and gesture recognition will be a
major trend in the computing sector next year, with the technology
to be implemented on portable games consoles and tablets as well as
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