How about tablet PCs that respond to your gesture in much the same manner as Microsoft’s Kinect on the Xbox 360? We might see that reality soon, as a result of some new acquisitions made by Qualcomm. The chipmaker has requisitioned several gesture recognition technologies made by GestureTek and hopes to integrate them in the Snapdragon chipsets that are being developed. Everything is still in its fledgling state, which means its too early to predict when the Snapdragon chipsets will make gesture control a reality in tablet PCs.
Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm, stated, “Our acquisition of key technology and assets from GestureTek will strengthen Qualcomm’s smartphone product portfolio and enable device manufacturers to launch products with new and compelling user experience.”
So with integrated chip support now set to be a reality for gesture based input recognition technology as a means to control devices, it will no doubt open up a new realm for devices such as tablet PCs in the days to come.