View Full Version : Apple files proximity detector patent

07-21-2006, 01:49 AM
MAKER of entertainment gear Apple has filed a patent for a handheld device that operates without needing a keyboard.
Apple’s patent uses proximity detection as a means for providing inputs. It senses an object in close proximity to the electronic device and performs an action in an electronic device when an object is sensed.

The upshot is that you can control any electronic device by waving your hand in front of it.

The idea for the patent came from Steven Hotelling, Robert Duncan Kerr, Bas Ording, Jonathan Ive, Peter Kennedy, Anthony Fadell and Jeffrey Robbin

See hear for more about it.

http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/part_1_apple_files_proximity_detector_in_handheld_ device_patent_application/

07-23-2006, 04:02 PM

but how are we suposed to control complex things IE typing?

[XC] mysticmerlin
07-24-2006, 09:41 PM
just wave your hand over it and it will know what you are thinking of typing. ;)

[XC] flat-four
07-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Picture the jedi wave...

07-26-2006, 09:59 AM

Celeron Gamer
08-04-2006, 06:56 PM
I prefer to write, or do any that makes a mark on a solid surface.

If these get popular, then you see people waving their finger in the air with absurd movements