Nokia adds police radar to handset
'I clocked you chatting at 120 words per minute, sir'
Police use radar guns to snare speeding drivers. Now Nokia has adapted the technology to improve the way people interact with mobile phones.
The “active radar sensor” – nicknamed Mobile Radar by Nokia – is capable of measuring speed and direction of movement.
The technology behind the sensor is a closely guarded secret, but Nokia has released a video in which someone controls the volume of their phone by lifting their palm further away from the screen.
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Mobile Radar can also measure the walking speed of nearby people. The video shows one chap walking towards the handset and then away from it, while Mobile Radar clocks him at speeds of up to 5km/h.
Nokia believes Mobile Radar could have various uses for handsets, including on the UI and for entertainment.
Mobile Radar adjusts phone volume by recognising hand movements
“Don’t get your hopes up that you’ll see this in a Nokia handset very soon,” the company stressed, because for now Mobile Radar is “still just a prototype”.
Unlikely to be theramin tech if it can work over more than a meter.
My guess would be LIDAR.
Looks like the shell of an n95, unused chip features? my old n95 somehow developed a sense of how it is held after the second last update. rudimentary, but it does work.
RF fields ?
Reminds me of a Theramin ...