idea for Neo 2nd generation: Accelerometer

kkr kkr22.mpt56 at
Wed Jan 24 04:41:57 CET 2007

I think the idea is good! 

But why only one? 

With one 3-axis accelerometer, we detect a move in the space XYZ: We
move our arm.

If we use 3 3-axis accelerometer (one in each angle of a triangle), we
can detect more movements: We can detect if the neo turn over himself
(with no global XYZ move).

For exemple, we can detect too, movements as:
 1.  a rotation of the hand
 2.  waves with the hand (not like "hello", but more as "approximately")

Does anybody know more about price and precision of the accelerometers's
chips on the market now?


Le mercredi 24 janvier 2007 à 12:50 +1100, Tehn Yit Chin a écrit :
> Not too sure how doable this is, but how about having a 3axis
> accelerometer in the 2nd generation of the Neo? This will give us the
> ability to link hand movements as command sets, sort of like mouse
> gestures but in a 3d space.
> The obvious usage is for 3d gestures command the phone, eg shake the
> phone three times to answer when a calls comes in, or move the phone
> in a cross motion to put it into "do not disturb mode".
> cheers,
> tyc
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