Facial image sensing technology uses cameras to enable gesture input
Japanese electronics company Omron has been showing off an image recognition system that could bring Kinect-like gesture technology to smartphones, televisions, and computers. The touchless technology recognizes a wide range of hand gestures, and is said to work using only a small amount of memory, meaning it could conceivably be implemented in any number of current devices with a software upgrade.
HP Joins Symbian Found
Nokia today bolstered the Symbian Foundation with the addition of multiple key new members. HP, MySpace and SanDisk lead the new sign-ons and each have their own different reasons for joining the open-source mobile OS project. HP hopes to improve its support for managing Symbian; MySpace hopes to further refine its MySpace app for the phone throuhg the open code; SanDisk hopes to improve the use of storage for multimedia apps. None of the three has given clues as to how soon products will appear that take advantage of Foundation membership.