Samsungs GestureOperated TVs May Soon Switch On Your Living Room Lights

first_img The misplaced TV remote may need not ever be found.Samsung is honing motion sensor technology for a new crop of smart television sets that can reportedly operate with the mere flick of a finger.The gesture-operated devices, which could launch as soon as 2016, may also let users control other household appliances, too — such as switching on lights or turning on nearby stereo systems.The startup behind these developments, VTouch, is currently in talks with Samsung, its chief executive, Kim Seok-joon, confirmed to The Wall Street Journal.Related: This New Technology Will Let You Make Purchases Directly From Your TVThe technology works with finger movements that are interpreted through programmed cameras, which then send out signals to a network of connected devices, he said.“It will be a new interface that drops the usage of cursors, allowing the user to point to objects that exist beyond the TV screen.”VTouch software could represent a more groundbreaking innovation for Samsung’s television division than the vast, curved sets it unveiled at CES. TVs accounted for 17 percent of the company’s fourth-quarter revenues, The Journal reports.While Samsung’s current web-connected TVs feature hand-waving commands that can turn up the volume and search through menus, VTouch technology deepens accuracy by tracking both user hand and eye motions to filter false commands.Related: What You Can Learn From Michael Bay’s Embarrassing Presentation Mishap Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now »center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. March 10, 2014last_img read more