One of the most common devices that everyone on our table uses is a television. A remote is the primary way to interact with a television. The most common commands we send to the TV is to change channels, adjust volume, change video inputs and such. However, most remotes are packed with various buttons which can become overwhelming. What if there was another method of performing these basic commands in a much quicker way that is familiar?
In today's world, most of us have smartphones with a touchscreen interface. The primary way we interact with them is with the use of gestures such as swiping, sliding, grabbing/pinching. For our TV operation, we will be bringing these gestures into the mix.
The input device instead of the remote will be a device very similar to a tablet and will be slightly larger than your hand. On the surface is where you will perform your gestures:
- Swiping left and right will change the channel
- Sliding your fingers vertically will adjust the volume
- Grabbing/pinching with all fingers will make the TV image zoom out and display all video inputs
- All other controls will be available in an icon layout menu which can be accessed on the device
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