Researchers at the University of Lancaster (UK) have developed a revolutionary management technology called Matchpoint. It allows you to use almost any object (for example, a cup of tea), a part of the body or even a pet in place of the usual console. In addition to the TV, you can use it to control computer screens and other “screen” devices.
A necessary condition for launching Matchpoint is the presence of a web camera that finds objects corresponding to various control functions – volume control, channel switching, menu browsing. To do this, synchronize the movement of the object with the hand, head or any improvised object.
To activate the selected function, you need to establish a spatial relationship between them. For this purpose it is enough to “draw” a circle in the air, after which it immediately becomes a remote control.
So, for example, to adjust the volume, just move the part of the body (the selected object) in the desired direction, which indicates the “sliders” on the screen. Matchpoint technology is also applicable for tablets and smartphones