While touch screens and voice control are
Titled Project Soli, Google has been working on the technology for several years ever since they won U.S. government approval to continue work on a successful radar project they carried out back in 2015. Since then, they have been trying to make use of gestures like rubbing your thumb and index finger together to control a smartwatch or smart speaker (or the world’s tiniest violin). Unlike other technologies which make use of cameras to read these gestures, Google wanted to do so without the need for cameras – which required them to keep playing in the radar field.
However one of the things holding the project back was that they needed their radar technology to operate at a slightly higher power level than was allowed. Something which they have finally been granted meaning that Google can further the development of their Soli project and one day allow us to control things just by waving our hands like Obi-Wan
Last Updated: January 7, 2019