Tech behemoth Google has been approved by the FCC (The Federal Communications Commission) to use its new development, i.e. a radar-based motion sensing device. The announcement was made public on Monday.
As per Google, the new device is dubbed as Project Soli and it can enable users to control gadgets without touching them. To use the device, users just need to press an invisible button between their thumb and index fingers by rubbing a thumb against the index finger. With a simple flick of motion, the device can be used to control a smartwatch, go through a music list or control the volume seamlessly.
The radar which is incorporated in the device has the potential to work inside the fabrics; therefore it could work inside a pocket or a bag. Although it delivers virtual controls, the interactions feel physical and responsive as feedback which is generated by the haptic sensation of fingers touching.
Since there were few restrictions on the current power usage, the FCC will allow the company to use at higher powers.
The sensors can be also used in aboard aircraft. The sensors inside the device capture motion in a 3-D space with the help of a radar beam. It will be very helpful for peoplewith speech impairments or mobility, where they can experience a touch less control of functions.
If any user wishes to use the device inside an onboard aircraft then they must follow the guidelines governing portable electronic devices as per Federal Aviation Administration rules.