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What do you think of a hand-signal TV remote control?

Daryl 2007/07/15 19:06:29
Consumer Technology
I like it
22 votes
35%
Not so much
23 votes
37%
14 votes
23%
3 votes
5%
Scientists have come up with a box that lets television viewers change channels, switch on the DVD player or switch off an irritating presenter with the wave of a hand.

The controller's built-in camera can recognize seven simple hand gestures and work with up to eight different gadgets around the home.

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  • the vin-man 2007/07/15 23:44:02 (edited)
    Undecided
    the vin-man
    +9
    Hey art.............Dont think the concept will go over very well in an Italian household, the way we talk with our hands. From the responses it looks like the idea went over like a screen door on a submarine.Hope you didnt buy stock in the company.Ha.

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  • danila777 2010/12/31 18:01:47
    Undecided
    danila777
    +1
    Imagine the fun little kids would have.
  • Bess 2010/12/31 15:26:26
    I like it
    Bess
    +1
    It could be good for the some disabled people. The set up may need to be changed per condition. Could you emagine never having to search for the remote again? What would we do with the extra time.

    But I could see a problem with "what ifs"
    Two people fighting over what to watch
    mistaken hand gestures
    ext..........
  • lucky 2010/12/31 01:14:42
    Undecided
    lucky
    +1
    ugh, Im still getting use to using my hands to change menus on my Xbox Kinect.
  • mspanda 2009/03/17 15:58:59
    Not so much
    mspanda
    +1
    NOT NECESSARY!!
  • Anj 2008/05/31 03:14:50
    Not so much
    Anj
    +1
    gee ya could be sitting in front of the tv talkin away with someone, using ya hands like pple do then the tv will be doing all sorts...lmao
  • Nonickn... Anj 2009/05/30 18:37:15 (edited)
    Nonicknameunlessyouknowme
    +1
    It would also be funny if a sleep walker had a television in the bedroom and was suddenly awakened by it when the volumn was turned up all the way during a scary movie because he/she was making the right hand signs. I would love to see what the television does when a bunch of people who express themselves with their hands a lot are getting together in the family room. Hope there is not a game on because someone might get irate if they miss a play because of the slip of a hand.
    It would even be more hilarious in the nursing home. I can just see those little old men and women sitting there watching Jerry Springer or the Price is Right, when suddenly, with the inadvertant wave of a hand, the show turns to the home shopping network and some of them will be sitting there scratching their heads while others start ranting about losing their show. Make no mistake about it some of those guys really like their television shows and some of them can really pack a wallop when they get angry, especially during Jerry Springer. LOL
  • S.Sif:* 2008/01/10 18:19:18
    Not so much
    S.Sif:*
    +2
    Why wave your hand when you can push one button on a remote that's beside you ..?
  • Nonickn... S.Sif:* 2009/05/30 18:23:36
    Nonicknameunlessyouknowme
    +2
    I like the idea because I swear sometimes the remote grows legs and walks off and when the phone rings it would be nice to just wave my hand to turn off or mute the television. I also have a problem with remotes since I only need glasses to read, so I don't always have them beside me and do you realize how small the mute button is on some remotes. LOL mute television remotes glasses read realize mute button remotes lol
    My daughter has one like this television remotes glasses read realize mute button remotes lol daughter
  • Bess S.Sif:* 2011/01/01 17:07:31
    Bess
    That souds like an analogy. Pushing button's to get what you want. LOL
  • Honey 2008/01/08 06:51:42
    I like it
    Honey
    +1
    cool! i hate looking for the remote
  • summer ♥ † John 3:16 † ♥ 2007/09/14 22:58:41
    Undecided
    summer ♥ † John 3:16 † ♥
    +2
    at first i wanted one but mom says it won't work at our house because we talk w/our hands.
  • Tammy 2007/08/27 03:19:20
    Not so much
    Tammy
    +2
    I can see this being a good source of harassment...one of the kids walk into the room and change the channel on the other one! It's already bad enough that they hide the remote from each other! LOL
  • Nonickn... Tammy 2009/05/30 18:30:35 (edited)
    Nonicknameunlessyouknowme
    +1
    Yeah, I can see the kids having problems but I can see my mom being able to change the channels without having to get up to take the remote from my father's hands while he is asleep. She'll be able to stay comfy and he'll sleep better.
    We've all told him we are going to bury him with the remote when the time comes or he will never rest in peace. He told us he wants to be cremated so we told him we'll be sure to put a remote in the urn with him. told bury remote rest piece told cremated told remote urn
  • <--That guy 2007/08/03 12:26:53
    Undecided
    <--That guy
    +1
    I don't care. I'm fine with using that little remote too.
  • Ginjo 2007/08/01 19:28:47
    Undecided
    Ginjo
    +1
    This actually might work very well! I don't know enough about it though.
  • John 2007/07/30 17:08:16
    Not so much
    John
    +1
    Unless if it's super easy hand gestures, I don't see human race adapt to using hand signals as remotes to control devices...

    Universal remotes, especially with LCD screens, already took care having the problem of too many remotes..It's easy to use once you have it set up, and was never a problem for me to get any devices to do what I intend for them to do.
  • Orianne D'Ychem 2007/07/27 19:18:33
    Not so much
    Orianne D'Ychem
    +1
    It's like the Wii- at the end of the day when your neighbour walks past your window, you're a freak waving your arms around...
  • reminder 2007/07/25 06:00:53
    Not so much
    reminder
    +2
    Just something to make us lazier then we are.
  • Orianne... reminder 2007/07/27 19:19:23
    Orianne D'Ychem
    +2
    Efficiency is just a highly developed form of laziness...
  • Pat 2007/07/19 18:51:14
    Not so much
    Pat
    +1
    Being from a family who talk with their hands our TV would go bananas and probably explode. We are a very animated family.
  • Pinky 2007/07/18 20:58:36
    Not so much
    Pinky
    +1
    saves people from looking for remotes but how inconvenience is it when you are like doing jumping jacks and the channel keeps changing on you
  • Kari 2007/07/17 22:25:07
    Not so much
    Kari
    +2
    I'm not a fan of unnecessary technology. This is no exception.
  • jude 2007/07/17 21:43:35
    None of the above
    jude
    +1
    gawdamn, sounds like too much work!
  • Evan 2007/07/17 21:14:50
    I like it
    Evan
    +2
    I like it, but why not a voice activated remote?
  • paramoreislove 2007/07/17 12:29:01
    I like it
    paramoreislove
    +1
    sounds awesome/!!
  • Eddy 2007/07/17 07:22:55
    I like it
    Eddy
    +1
    sounds like one of the greatest thing ever for men!! lol
    no more having to reach or look for the remote! ha
  • Beth 2007/07/17 00:54:26
    I like it
    Beth
    +1
    But what happens if I am watching something and get really worked up, for good or bad, and make a gesture that the camera reads as "switch the channel" or something like that which I do not want? It could get a bit out of control.
  • byebye ,I love you,gotta go 2007/07/16 23:08:26
    I like it
    byebye ,I love you,gotta go
    +2
    sounds cool,we wouldn't have to buy batteries anymore.
  • Mamma Roo 2007/07/16 22:01:42
    Undecided
    Mamma Roo
    +2
    What if you are an animated talker? Some of us use our hands a lot! Although, it would be nice not to have to worry about losing the pesky remote all the time.

  • Daryl 2007/07/16 21:15:33
    I like it
    Daryl
    +1
    Now if I could only make it work on crying children.
  • Mona 2007/07/16 21:06:17
    Undecided
    Mona
    +1
    Hadn't even heard of it. I kinda want to say wow, but......shrugs. Maybe I'm getting apathetic with having so much technology thrown at us. But I'll do like I laways do and wait til it comes about before getting excited
  • Joshua 2007/07/16 20:53:09
    Undecided
    Joshua
    +1
    I think it is an interesting first step towards what could be some pretty powerful and useful technology down the road. In it's first implementation, though, my guess is that it will be more trouble than it's worth...
  • Fef 2007/07/16 20:07:20
    Not so much
    Fef
    +3
    They will need a lot more than 7 commands to make a remote usable. I also see people on the couch sending conflicting hand signals when they disagree over what to watch.

    Really I don't like it because us guys need to have a physical remote in their hands at all times or we just feel 'naked' without our power tool.
  • Mamma Roo Fef 2007/07/16 22:04:25
    Mamma Roo
    +2
    lol - what is it with guys and remos?

  • motvet Mamma Roo 2008/07/28 07:06:37
    motvet
    +1
    mamma: mine! gimme!
  • Joey 2.0 2007/07/16 18:18:32
    Not so much
    Joey 2.0
    +1
    No thanks, already had enough of the "clapper".
    Worked as long as the first sports event was broadcasted, and my friends use to applaud to some good sports action ...
    Unnecessary telling you that the tv set was connected to the "clapper" !
  • AMarie 2007/07/16 17:33:35
    Not so much
    AMarie
    +2
    I talk too much with my hands and would probably cause more malfuntions than not.
  • Stephanie K 2007/07/16 17:25:43
    I like it
    Stephanie K
    +1
    It's not for me, but for some people like my grandpa, He sometimes forget where he puts the remote. So as long as it is easy to learn the signals. This way would be better.
  • Pat Stephan... 2007/07/19 18:57:30
    Pat
    +1
    Maybe and maybe not. Short term memory and all. LOL I know my Mom would forget the signals shortly after we showed them to her no matter how often we showed her.
  • Sandy 2007/07/16 14:01:47
    Undecided
    Sandy
    +1
    While the idea sounds great on the surface, is this simply another "Big Brother" deal? Can it not be tapped into, and allow someone or some agency see exactly what you are doing inside your home? Technology is terrific, but I think sometimes we are allowing our privacy to be eroded.

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