Microsoft’s Kinect gave rise to a gesturebased interface. Cashing in on the popularity of gesture controls, a lot of new things are being worked upon. Following the footsteps of Microsoft, the Israeli firm XTR3D uses ordinary 2D cameras to extract 3D out of 2D image to create a third dimensional effect that can be used in gesture-based gaming or simply for changing TV channels.
On the other hand, Apple has filed patents allowing users to throw content from one device to another without touch. There are reports coming in that the Apple ITV supports gesture control. Within the next two years, consumer electronic giants are expected to deploy gesture, motion and voice control technologies in televisions.
And gesture control is not the only cutting edge technology out there. For, soon all you will have to do to select something on your desktop is take a hard look at the icon. You will also be able to move the cur-