Join us to learn the concept of smart glasses concept that will allow you to control the phone just by swiping the nose in the article below!
Using a phone or smartwatch while talking to others is considered a “quite rude” act, causing discomfort to the opposite person in the 21st century. Therefore, a research team has discovered a cure solution with a smart glass model, which allows users to control their technological equipment just by “scratching their nose”. You can reject a call, stop a video, or skip to a song by merely swiping your nose.
Unfortunately, this smart product is not yet available in the market. According to public information, researchers from KAIST University of Korea, St. Andrew’s University of Scotland and Georgia Institute of Technology of the United States have researched and developed this smart glass with the purpose to create a way of “controlling the handset without getting the attention of others in public.”
Thanks to a set of 3 motion sensors attached to the nose of the glass and under the nose pads, this device allows electrostatic recording movements around the user’s nose. Typically, these sensors are used in medicine to record a patient’s eye movements. Besides, they are also used quite a lot in movies, usually films using CG technology, as a method to simulate the eye movement of the character in the most realistic way.
Of course, for this concept of smart glasses concept, the sensor does not record eye movement but will focus on the nose of the user. When a user touches their nose in different ways, the amount of static electricity on the device varies in specific directions, which include stroking or flicking their nose from both sides and rubbing the lower part of the nose.
Juyoung Lee, the first author of the study, said the smart lens system, called ItchyNose, was used to minimize social attention when using the device. Juyoung Lee thought about wearable devices directly in front of his eyes. In practice, Google Glass (wearable technology device with an optical head-mounted display – OHMD) has a similar control system that displays information like a smartphone in a hands-free mode.
Juyoung Lee told The Verge, “If an important message from the spouse is sent during the meeting time, the user can check it and quickly glance without causing excessive attention when interacting. Similarly, if the user has a list of names and faces to remind about the people present at the meeting, you can scroll the list until you find the name of the person you forgot. These quick interactions can be beneficial without getting too much attention.”
However, this design still exists quite a lot of different limitations. Specifically, the above effects can only be associated with a given statement.
Researcher Hui-Shyong Yeo said: “The current challenge facing the team is how the system can distinguish between intentional and unintentional stroking.”
Hui-Shyong Yeo added: “Some of the strokes are very different and rarely trigger false. Other gestures, such as pushing the nose, have more fake activation. There is a balance between user consistency with the gesture of control versus the degree of system failure.”
Yeo said: “The answer is training smart glasses concept system to adapt to each individual’s style. As soon as it meets the requirements, there is no problem.”