sensors

Microsoft Research creates low-cost, transparent sensor for 3D hand and finger tracking

Microsoft Research creates low-cost, transparent sensor for 3D hand and finger tracking

Microsoft Research has published a project on its website for a low-cost electric field sensing concept. This allows for a transparent and thin receiver to detect 3D finger and hand tracking, combined with in-air gestures on mobile handsets. It's a cool implementation, which can be utilized in a compact form factor that is resilient to ambient illumination. Everything designed by the...

Rich Edmonds 44
Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Thom Brenner, Vice President of Location and Commerce for Nokia and Pino Bonetti who writes about location on the Nokia Conversations blog. We wanted to hear what Nokia are planning for the future with its location services, which the company has touted as its main focus and differentiator for Windows Phone. Being number one in location and...

robert brand 38
More on Windows Phone hardware--devs to get access to proximity and light sensors?

More on Windows Phone hardware--devs to get access to proximity and light sensors?

MS_Nerd noticed an interesting note on the hardware specifications page for Windows Phone that simply reads "Additional sensors, such as proximity and light, are on the phone but are not available for developer interaction yet." Of course the key word there is "yet" which certainly implies that Microsoft will be further opening up dev tools to more advanced features on the phone. Such...

Daniel Rubino 1