At CES 2020, Samsung is sharing innovative projects like SelfieType from C-Lab, which reimagines the way mobile device users send messages. Rather than punching letters on a small mobile screen, this idea helps device users input text with "a virtual keyboard using the front-facing selfie camera." The SelfieType AI engine uses the front camera on a device and analyzes finger movements, which are then converted to QWERTY keyboard inputs.
Although keyboards and virtual keyboards often require plugs, projectors or other hardware, SelfieType relies only on a device's front-facing camera and is suited for smartphones, tablets and laptops. As it's possible for people to run entire businesses off their mobile devices, tools like SelfieType have the potential to make even ultra-portable laptops a thing of the past.
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