Soli – Gesture Sensors


With the Internet of Things developing, we are connected with smart systems, wherein with a simple, we can do anything with our surroundings. How about just using your hand gesture to work with things around? How about pressing a button virtually? Or changing time in your watch without turning your watch crown? Incredible it is!

 “Your Hands are the Only Interface You’ll Need”

Soli, one of Google’s project on Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP). It’s a project where a chip has been created to recognize human hand gestures. It uses sensing technology with miniature radar to detect touch-less gesture interactions.

“Soli is a purpose-built interaction sensor that uses radar for motion tracking of the human hand. The sensor tracks sub-millimeter motion at high speeds with great accuracy. We’re creating a ubiquitous gesture interaction language that will allow people to control devices with a simple, universal set of gestures. We envision a future in which the human hand becomes a universal input device for interacting with technology.”

Now, this is really Advanced and a part of Internet of Things. It is a chip that can easily fit into any small device and everyday objects. Undoubtedly, its one of the advanced projects that Google has taken upon and has been testing on.The Soli chip incorporates the entire sensor and antenna array into an ultra-compact 8mm x 10mm package.

The concept of Virtual Tools is key to Soli interactions: Virtual Tools are gestures that mimic familiar interactions with physical tools. This metaphor makes it easier to communicate, learn, and remember Soli interactions.

So let’s wait until we have our devices fit with this chip and have a gesturefull life!

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