Consumers eye contactless biometric control of in-vehicle operating systems
Implications - Considered the next wave of biometric technology, gesture biometrics empower consumers with contactless control of their devices and vehicles. Rather than merely facilitating gesture-based authentication to gain access, such applications of the technology enable drivers to make various systematic changes using only movement as communication. In addition to highlighting the progression toward a totally unobtrusive relationship between consumers and their technology, this shift also highlights the industry-spanning implications of developments in biometric science.
Workshop Question - What is one standard of your industry that is being disrupted by technology? How are you reacting?
1. Gesture Biometrics - The development of gesture biometrics empowers consumers with contactless control of their devices and vehicles, highlighting industry-spanning implications of developments in biometric science.
2. Gesture-controlled Devices - Gesture-based interfaces in devices and applications can improve their efficiency and simplicity, allowing for potentially subversive and interactive environments.
3. Contactless Touchscreen Consoles - The BMW Airtouch System is a contactless touchscreen console that continues the progression toward non-obtrusive interfaces and poses a new standard for the most advanced biometric communication systems available in any vehicle.
1. Automotive Industry - Automakers can explore integrating gesture biometrics for contactless control of their in-car operating systems as the development of such technology is beginning to gain traction.
2. Consumer Electronics Industry - Manufacturers of consumer electronics such as wearables and cameras can create new devices with gesture-controlled interfaces, which may improve user experience by making them more intuitive, interactive and engaging.
3. Music Industry - The development of gesture-controlled instruments that can interpret gestures into musical notes broadens the possibilities for music creation and performance, potentially revolutionizing the way musicians approach their craft.