Apart from releasing hundreds of products every year, Samsung does a lot of research and development on the upcoming technologies to use them in its future products. The South Korean electronics giant is now working on improving hand gesture recognition.
Eric Ryu, vice president of research at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, showcased how the company has used “neuromorphic computing” with the help of IBM’s TrueNorth chip to create Dynamic Vision Sensor. This sensor helps a computer in improving hand gesture recognition. All of this has been done at one-tenth the power used by typical smartphones.
The Dynamic Vision Sensor uses IBM’s TrueNorth chip to recognize images at 2,000 frames per second. This kind of speed is really great for generating 3D maps, autonomous driving cars, and gesture recognition. Have a look at the short video embedded below, which demonstrates how hand gestures could be used to control a TV.