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What’s next after touchscreens? Touchless devices.

xiaoxi Han
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I read an interesting article today about how 10 years ago we probably didn’t imagine to have touchscreens as a standard for phones today. Then the article mentioned the next development, which is touchless devices. Think Kinect, but then for phones… I must say, it sounds attractive for in the car. What do you guys think?
Greg Brannon
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If you mean it sounds attractive for the driver/operator of the vehicle, I think the driver should be thinking about driving.


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xiaoxi Han
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Greg Brannon wrote:If you mean it sounds attractive for the driver/operator of the vehicle, I think the driver should be thinking about driving.


I agree with you on that. But drivers still call/text.. and it's an increasing problem. Wouldn't this be a good solution?
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It is still a potential cause of accidents; a no-touch device will not reduce the risk.
Samrat Gadamsetty
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xiaoxi Han wrote: I read an interesting article today about how 10 years ago we probably didn’t imagine to have touchscreens as a standard for phones today. Then the article mentioned the next development, which is touchless devices. Think Kinect, but then for phones… I must say, it sounds attractive for in the car. What do you guys think?


Probably the next generation for phone is Sixth Sense Technology.
What do you say Guys?


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Hussein Baghdadi
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Maybe eye tracker screens?
Tony Sharp
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It would be nice if there was a program, if one doesn't already exist, that could transcribe text through voice recognition. Then texting would be no different than having a conversation with the person in the passenger seat.

In regards to the original question: I think touchless devices are a possibility. That, or even better touchscreen technology.
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I don't think that a driver who is wildly gesticulating at his phone is any safer than one touching it.
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My car GPS has voice commands. Its vocabulary is limited, but it works pretty well. It also serves as a voice-controlled hands-free phone. Very handy. (Well, not handy, so to speak.)
xiaoxi Han
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Yeah, I think Google has already something like that too for their newest Android phones. Although I've tried it on a phone of my friends and it really is a matter of luck sometimes whether it transcribes correctly or not...
 
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