A nice gesture

Samsung–one of the most frequent company names to show up on these pages–has patented a gesture-based interface for cell phones. Could be useful to people with some types of hand/arm disabilities; depending on its reliance on movement precision and its ability to be combined with audio output, could it be an improvement over touch screens for blind users?

Engadget: Samsung skips the touchscreen, patents gesture-based phone interface

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One Response to A nice gesture

  1. Jim Tobias says:

    yes, gesture interfaces like Samsung’s may provide new accessibility options for touchscreens and other mainstream input hardware. some gesture interfaces may have positive implications for people with cognitive disabilities also.

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