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Samsung files patents for gesture control-based smart watches

05/26, 9:12pm

Patent applications hint at gesture recognition using both hands

Samsung's wearable devices could include gesture recognition in the future, according to one of a number of recently-published patent applications. Listings on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website suggest the company is looking into ways to add gestures to its smart watch, not only through the movement of the device, but also by recognizing actions close to it.

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Google acquires webcam gesture startup Flutter for estimated $40M

10/03, 7:14am

Flutter tracks hands, uses gestures to control music, video

Google has acquired hand tracking and gesture recognition startup Flutter. Using a webcam, the app for Mac and Windows can be used to navigate music and media players such as Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and Netflix, with open-palm and thumb-based commands allowing to play and pause, fast forward, and rewind content.

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