Forget touch and voice control Google’s next wireless earbuds and smartwatches could be controlled by drawing on your skin. That’s according to a lately awarded copyright spotted by let’s go digital which suggests Google’s developing a skin interface for a range of different wearable devices including some that look like its pixel buds and its pixel watch.
Much like how you can swipe up and down on some true wireless earbuds to control the volume or tap on them to play/pause your music this new patent shows how similar gestures would in its place be applied to the skin near your ears.
Similarly rather than swiping on your smartwatch exhibit users would instead control what they see by swiping on their arm, wrist, and the back of their hand.
According to the obvious, the devices will achieve this by using multiple sensors that can pick up nearby movements and translate them into recognizable controls.
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Additionally, Google has implemented machine learning technology that’s able to distinguish these purposeful motions with regular movements so you shouldn’t have to worry about turning off your wireless earbuds when you want to eat your launch or to scrape that annoying itch.
If this tech can work successfully then skin gestures could offer some important advantages over traditional touch controls that many wireless earbuds already use. For starters skin, gestures would give users more space to draw. Not only would this make it easier to input preexisting gestures but the space could allow Google to create the latest more elaborate controls to improve the functionality of its wireless devices.