The problem with our smartphones is that for the most part, the screen is still too small for us to do extended type on them. If you’ve ever wanted to write up a document or a long email, you know that it can be a bit tiring trying to type it all out on your smartphone’s screen, but Samsung has a potential solution for you.
Dubbed the “SelfieType”, this is an experimental virtual keyboard that relies on your phone’s front-facing camera and AI to allow you to type without touching your telephone. Basically, the phone’s front-facing camera will spy your hands and thumbs and will attempt to figure out what you’re typing based on your paw placement.
According to Samsung, ” SelfieType’ is a virtual keyboard working the front-facing selfie camera. A proprietary SelfieType AI engine analyzes finger gestures coming from the front camera, and proselytizes them into QWERTY keyboard inputs. SelfieType requires no additional hardware and it is highly adaptable to various mobile machines such as smartphones, tablets and laptops.”
This is part of Samsung’s C-Lab Inside program which mostly are projects that are cooked up by Samsung works. These experiments are expected to be shown off at Ce 2020 which kicks off next week, but whether or not they will be made a reality remains to be seen.
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