GSoC 2008

Stefan Schmidt stefan at
Tue Mar 25 15:36:02 CET 2008


On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 19:02, Niluge KiWi wrote:
> I'm interested in the accelerometers features [1]: Recognising gestures
> is a really important part of the interface between the user and the
> phone.

Seems this ideas gets the interest of a lot people. Nice. :)

But as we only can choice one of them for this application, you should
be prepared for other applications, too.

> With the two accelerometers in the FreeRunner, I think we can recognise
> lots of gestures, not only simple ones like a "click" (which is already
> recognised by the accelerometers used in the FreeRunner). The main
> difficulty is probably to extract the useful data from the gestures
> noise : calibration may take time. The goal is to have an almost
> pre-calibrated library (an idea from the wish-list in the Wiki is to
> allow the user to record its own gestures, but I think it's not easy to
> do it simple for the end-user).

Letting the user add new gestures is a key feature IMHO. Also letting
them combine different gestures to new ones. We should make it easy
for people beaing creative with this. That's where innovation can
start. :)

If we can have a preset of already known gestures shipped with the
device, great.

> I'm also interested in working in the ambient noise detection in second
> choice.

Also interesting. What I never understand completely is what kind of
cool stuff we can do with this. I mean detecting the ambient volume
level and adjust the ringing, etc is nice, but can we do more with it?
Fancy things like detect if we are in a car or plane and react

Stefan Schmidt
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