Airpen of the future?
"Samsung Electronics today unveiled the world's first mobile phone with built-in, 3-dimensional motion recognition technology. Dubbed the SCH-310, the handset calculates and ascertains movement in three dimensional space, and then carries out commands according to those calculations.
Samsung's new SCH-310
breaks new ground with
its 3D motion recognition
Previously, several handset makers have shown prototypes drawing on motion recognition technology, however typically such concepts have relied on two-dimensional recognition rather than full spatial tracking. To enable the 3D motion recognition technology found in the SCH-310, Samsung devised a moving algorithm, resulting in applications for 22 domestic and foreign patents.
Predicting a future where 3D motion recognition technology will become an important user interface, Samsung envisions the technology revolutionizing mobile phone designs and doing away with the need for complex keypads on handsets, portable audio players, digital cameras and other handheld products. In particular, the company sees the technology changing mobile gaming.
The SCH-S310 relies entirely on 3D motion recognition technology for its user interface, enabling users to dial by 'writing' digits in the air. Shaking the phone twice will conclude a call or delete spam messages, whilst drawing the letters 'O' or 'X' will cause the handset to respond with 'yes' or 'no' voice messages. Also housing MP3 playback functionality, moving the phone sharply to the right will cause songs to skip forward; to the left, and it skips backward.