Emerging Interactive Technologies in Cellphones and Tablets.

Mobile progress applications and hardware is so fast that most systems and devices become obsolete after only a year. Currently, four major areas of mobile technology have seen steady advancements as they’re being included into newer smartphones and tablets. These include additional gestures for better human-machine interaction, a more user-friendly user interface, dual views and multiple windows, and optical recognition of text message and human faces.

Microsof company has established a established of basic gestures for its Windows 8 customer interface on online magazine for mobile phones and tablets -enabled devices. These static and manipulation gestures include tap, press and hold, slide, swipping, turn, pinch, and extend. With the speed of development among mobile devices, more human gestures have been added into this set. These include waving a hand over the screen, finger hovering over the screen, and looking at the screen.
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Despite the fact that eye tracking technology is still far from being complete, sensing the location and movement of the user’s head and eyes is one of the advanced features to come out among newer models of phones and tablets. Today, a tool can sense when the consumer looks away from the screen and it also sets a video on hold until the user seems at the screen again.

Another intuitive feature is the accelerometer, which senses the position of the device both on horizontal and vertical planes. The common example would be the immediate change in orientation from a up and down view to a panorama view when shifting the phone’s position. When the phone’s tilted forward or backward, the page also scrolls up and down based on the direction.

Most cell phones and tablets now have front and rear video cameras. Both cameras may be activated while taking a photography or recording a video. The user will take a self-shot image using the front camera and adds it to the photography taken by the rear camera. The same can be done with a video. The two cameras are also used during a video clip call where the front camera shows the face area of the caller and the rear camera shows a view of the caller’s surroundings.

Brand new mobile devices also have the capability to view multiple windows of various applications. For example, users can available the YouTube software to watch music videos and open the browser to surf the net at the same time. In addition, phones of the same model and maker can build a local network and play music or games simultaneously.

At first, phones and tablets announced a ability to identify a QR code, which is a vector image that includes data. Now, devices can actually read text and associate them with book entries. In addition to optical readers, devices can also map out human encounters and identify distinct characteristics. This facial recognition feature is useful as a security measure besides thumbprint scans and voice hair.

Of course, these features aren’t inclusive at all. Eye tracking technology is under development now. Companies see tremendous applications of this technology in the medical science and health care as well as in gaming and other varieties of entertainment.


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