Gestural interface for TV
The rush towards gesture-based interface seems to be a new trend, as shown by this gesture-control for regular TV designed by Australian engineers Dr Prashan Premaratne and Quang Nguye.
What seems to change here is the fact that the concurrency problem is taken into account: "Crucially for anyone with small children, pets or gesticulating family members, the software can distinguish between real commands and unintentional gestures". The good integration to a wide range of devices is also new (" elevision, video recorder, DVD player, hi-fi and digital set-top box"), acting as a universal remote control. In addition, the very basic gestural grammar designed here seems to be simple enough.