Getting a grip: The portable user interface that reads hand gestures

06.01.2015 Senic : FLOW : Awakening Tech
Flow by Senic, Germany

Berlin – Hardware start-up Senic has developed Flow, a portable, gesture-controlled interface for computers and connected devices.

Flow, which raised more than four times its target via Indiegogo, enables users to navigate and control programmes using three technologies, seamlessly integrated into one device.

Flow’s aluminium dial can be turned to make use of precise haptics for fine detailing, while the polycarbonate surface is touch-sensitive and infrared sensors read simple hand gestures such as flicks and swipes. Users can program in customisable shortcuts to control connected devices such as Sonos and Nest, which makes using software such as Photoshop a simpler process.

Although not an immediate replacement for the keyboard and mouse, Flow enhances the user experience with a joyful tactility when using a smartphone or other hardware might be difficult.

For more on gesture-based interfaces, read our article on Hewlett Packard’s innovative Sprout desktop computer and our Awakening Tech macrotrend for more on how brands are bringing a touch of magic to everyday actions.

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