XTR3D has developed a touchless system that understands gestures and allows users to control various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and TVs.
The startup tech company touts a new hands-free technology similar to Microsoft’s Kinect system that will take aback touchscreen interface developers.
With XTR3D’s touchless technology, users will no longer have a need for remote control devices or even touch the display and the device itself to change channels or adjust the volume.
The XTR3D technology also supports hands-free smartphone control for easier use when driving a car.
XTR3D claims that its software differs from Kinect on account of the latter’s costly depth sensors while it only employs conventional 2D cameras that support smartphone’s with front-facing cameras.
In an interview with the BBC, the Tel Aviv startup’s spokesman Roy Ramati said, XTR3D’s technology comes with all 3D camera advantages, without any of the disadvantages.
The engineers who developed the technology also said that it has low power usage for a relatively long battery life even for portable devices.
However, several factors could hamper the efficient use of this technology, as 3D has more depth than 2D images and poor lighting delivers heavily inaccurate results.
XTR3D still has to launch the technology to the commercial market, with its fingers crossed that OEMs will use it on actual products by next year.