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This electronic 'skin' can let you control appliances from distance

This electronic skin can let you control appliances from distance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

London, Jan 21: A team of physicists has developed a sensor-driven electronic “skin” that can eble people to manipulate everyday objects or control appliances both in the physical world and in Augmented or Virtual Reality with mere gestures. Just by interacting with magnetic fields, the device ebles a touchless manipulation of virtual and physical objects. “Our electronic skin traces the movement of a hand, for example, by changing its position with respect to the exterl magnetic field of a permanent magnet,” explained lead author Canon Bermudez of German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). “This not only means that we can digitise its rotations and translate them to the virtual world but also even influence objects there,” he added. Using this technique, the researchers maged to control a virtual light bulb on a computer screen in a touchless way. (IANS)

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