From Handfree Selfie Apps to Motion-Monitoring Jewelry

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 6, 2015
Touchscreen technology is ripe with possibilities and innovative implications, but these examples of gesture-controlled technology seem to usher in increasingly dynamic and ergonomic potential in new devices. Active lifestyles often leave people's hands full, and sometimes a movement of the arm is more easily exercised than a precise poke to a display.

There are a ton of finger and wrist-worn accessories that are designed with motion-sensing capabilities. These cutting-edge remote controls enable waves and more specific signs and bodily signals to deliver commands to everything from TVs, gaming consoles and sound systems, to holographic projections and installation art. Gesture-controlled technology is taking off in smartphone app design, enabling you to browse recipes with messy hands; meanwhile, the blind will soon benefit greatly from navigation gloves.