Apple has patented the technology of spatial gestures to Apple TV




The last few years the web rumors about the development of the television iTV. Obviously, such a colossal for the project, which requires enormous efforts to implement. So while the Californian giant has decided to focus on a set-top box Apple TV.


United States Patent and Trademark Office this week granted Apple patent describing new ways of interaction with the Apple TV and other devices, including your Mac.

The document contains a description of the technology that allows to interact with the user interface intuitive way – with the help of spatial gestures. The receiving device will react to the movement of hands in the air. Virtually eliminate the need for traditional remote control.


Need to increase and decrease the volume? It suffices to show an appropriate gesture. Change the channel? Again gesture flipping them like pages of a book. Enable or disable Apple TV? It is also very clear – enough to pull the plug. Necessary to implement the technology, Apple already has: in 2013 the company bought the company PrimeSense, is developing three-dimensional sensors.

PrimeSense technology already uses Microsoft’s Kinect controller of its game console Xbox. It provides a three-dimensional image of the digital devices. In addition, products intended for PrimeSense 3D-scanners, robotic telepresence iRobotTs Ava and visual controller Asus Xtion, similar in function c Kinect.


The assets and PrimeSense has a very compact sensor called Capri, which, despite its size, is able to accurately detect the motion of individual fingers. Apple patented technology can be used in a number of “apple” products, including Apple TV and Mac.

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