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UW Columns: “Phone Training”

UntitledColumns, the University of Washington alumni magazine, reports on research by UW CSE+EE professors Shwetak Patel and Matt Reynolds:

“Mobile phones have become second-nature for most people. What’s coming next, say UW researchers, is the ability to interact with our devices not just with touchscreens, but through gestures in the space around the phone … The technology – developed in the labs of Matt Reynolds and Shwetak Patel, UW associate professors of electrical engineering and of computer science and engineering – uses the phone’s wireless transmissions to sense nearby gestures, so it works when a device is out of sight in a pocket or bag and could easily be built into future smartphones and tablets.”

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