Matchpoint technology will allow your cat to switch TV channels

Researchers at Lancaster University (UK) have developed a revolutionary control technology called Matchpoint. It allows you to use, instead of the usual remote control, almost any object (for example, a cup of tea), a part of the body or a pet in general. In addition to the TV, it can be used to control computer screens and other "screen" devices.

A prerequisite for launching Matchpoint is the presence of a webcam, which finds objects corresponding to various control functions - adjusting the volume, switching channels, browsing the menu. To do this, you should synchronize the movement of the object with your hand, head, or any object at hand.

To activate the selected function, it is necessary to establish a spatial relationship between them. To do this, it is enough to "draw" a circle in the air with the selected object, after which it immediately becomes a remote control.

So, for example, to adjust the volume, it is enough to move a part of the body (the selected object) in the desired direction, which is indicated by the "sliders" on the screen. Matchpoint technology is also applicable to tablets and smartphones.