New technology using STMicro's Orly set-top box system-on-chip to enable couch potatoes to browse Internet and control TV functions with gestures.
Pressing buttons on your television’s remote may one day be passé. A new technology will enable couch potatoes to change channels, adjust the volume, rewind a movie, browse the Internet or control myriad other functions with simple physical gestures. The technology, incorporated into a device called a SmartMotion Server, will not only interpret the swipes and rolls but will understand what they mean in the context of different TV-related applications.
"It's actually aware," Tim Kelliher, customer solutions architect for Movea, creator of the new technology, told Design News. "Our server is aware if you are looking at a TV show, watching a movie, browsing the Web, looking at pictures, reading your email, or listening to music."
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