I remember sometime ago watching about scientists that were developing ways for people who cannot move their bodies to use a stick type of control which allows them to use the computer. It’s a good thing we have people who never cease to learn new ways and develop technologies way beyond our imagination. One company that is taking Human Media Interaction to a new level is Zyxio.
For Zyxio Touchless is better. Sensawaft™ is a breakthrough, high sensitivity, low power 7 x 7 x 2.5 mm MEMS input device with embedded algorithms for touchless Human Media Interaction. Their MEMS detects the airflow intentionally exhaled by a Human Being, in the open space, over a breath-sensitive, ultra-low pressure proprietary sensor with embedded firmware that converts breathing kinetic energy into standard data input signals (scroll, pan, zoom, select, etc.). sensawaft™ defines a new industry standard, while being readily compatible with standard HID drivers and libraries. Key applications range from hands free control to additional, “third hand” input, and includes single-handed productive navigation of touchscreen phones and other devices.
A representative from Zyxio demonstrates Sensawaft, a way to control online interactions by blowing into a device. Your breath basically controls the mouse. There was a demo at the Showstoppers event at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010.
Here is a video where Zyxio asked random visitors on the Strip to be kind enough to spend 1 minute of their precious Vegas time experiencing their mind blowing technology…well, they seemed to like it!