Gesture-based TV control given the thumbs up

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hand-gestures.jpgA bunch of Australian boffins have revealed a set-top-box with a camera inside, designed to recognise hand gestures and operate your TV.

The built-in camera can recognise seven types of gesture, with an outstretched hand switching the TV on, a thumbs up switching up a channel and a sort of scissors shape selecting menu options.

No other gestures have been revealed, but we’d hope that sticking your middle finger up at the screen switches off Big Brother, while ramming both fingers down your throat automatically seeks out a channel featuring Vanessa Feltz.

Via (Wired)

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