Controlling A Drone with Apple Watch is Easy [Video]
Have you ever thought about controlling a drone with bare hands? Well, looks like it is now possible. Several Taiwanese researchers from PVD+ have recently written an algorithm for the Apple Watch allowing to control the drone using motion sensors inside of the wearable device. This means that now a person wearing the smartwatch has a possibility to transmit both vertical and horizontal movements of hands into signals detected and accepted by the drone.
Below you can take a look at the researcher Mark Ven demonstrating the technology. He uses the Apple Watch and a Parrot AR Drone 3.0.
Aside from controlling the drone, the same researchers have written an algorithm to control lighting inside of a house using hand gestures.
"When I clap twice the light turns on, as it detects that I'm clapping. When I write an English 'R' in the air the red light turns on, and when I write an English 'Y' the yellow light turns on. Lastly, when I clap twice the light turns off," Ven said.
The technologies shown in the video above aren’t yet available for commercial use, but I honestly hope that soon they will be supported by new devices and accessories.
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