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Wed Mar 26 19:38:07 CET 2008
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Stefan Schmidt <stefan at openmoko.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 19:02, Niluge KiWi wrote:
> > I'm interested in the accelerometers features : 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
Maybe the GPS would be better suited to that...
Speed below 30km/h = walking / running
Speed above 40km/h and below 240km/h = driving
Speed above 600km/h = plane.
Naturally however there should be an option to override this :)
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