While Microsoft is busy acquiring the mobile division of the Finnish company Nokia, its research and development division is working on new curious devices.
Microsoft Research recently unveiled a 3D scanning system for mobile devices, and now employees have demonstrated a new invention: the Type-Hover-Swipe keyboard. It is equipped with infrared sensors that provide support for gesture control.
The sensors are said to recognize almost all control gestures. Not only that, gesture support can be used in games, for example, to control characters or cars (using an imaginary steering wheel in the air). All the features of the unique keyboard are presented in the video.
By the way, the division of Microsoft Research creates very interesting projects. It was these engineers who created a smart lift that recognizes passengers and a smart bra that will save its owner from overeating and, as a result, from overweight problems.