Gente che si firma con una quote di The Inquirer, dovrebbe veramente andare a fare un corso di PR ',Luciano Alibrandi - Nvidia"
THE LONDON OLYMPICS seems like a world away now, but one of the enduring images will always be that heart gesture that Victoria Pendleton made after winning the Women's Kerin event, and now Google seems set to give it a new significance after filing for a patent on it.
The submission entitled "Hand gestures to signify what is important" would see users of its Google Glass augmented reality eyewear making the shape as an alternative to the more traditional "like" button, "+1" or even just telling someone your feelings.
It appears Glass will be able to deduce exactly what is being "liked", even if not all of it falls within the "heart", for example, whether it is an entire picture or an entire vista even if the placement and size of the "heart" gesture doesn't make it clear.
This might be the beginning of a whole raft of hand gestures to trigger actions in Google Glass and while it remains unknown how this is to be implemented and to what extent, we have a few ideas of our own.
Perhaps a "loadsamoney" gesture to show your bank balance, an "air hug" to call a loved one, or "flipping the bird" to add a new comment to a story at The INQUIRER? If you've got more we'd love to hear them, but keep them clean, please.
This latest news follows on from our report last week on Google's attempt to perfect "blink control". With the consumer launch of Google Glass growing closer, we are getting more excited about the new ways of interacting with devices it presents. µ
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