Nokia Research Center shows off mobile radar prototype

Nokia logocellphone at an exhibition in Finland on Wednesday. The active radar sensor can measure speed and sense and measure movement, even when the device is covered by a piece of cloth. It will also measure the direction of movement of an approaching object and does so using electromagnetic waves, just like a real radar.

Applications for the technology, as the Nokia staffer demonstrates in the video below, could involve gesture control, with a simple raise of the hand upping the volume of music playback, with the reverse movement lowering music volumes. The feature could also be used at sporting events to determine a pitched ball's or a race car's speed, for example.


There is no word on if or when Nokia will bring this feature to its cellphones.

Source: electronista

Tags: mobile phones, Nokia

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