Why bother touching your smartphone when you can just nod at it? Galaxy Club has uncovered a new Samsung patent that describes a new gesture control system for smartphones that responds to users’ head gestures such as nods and winks. Samsung has already developed technology that tracks your face — the Smart Pause feature on the Galaxy S4 automatically pauses videos you’re watching when you look away from your phone, for instance — but this seems to be the first system that would let you use your face to actively control your device. SamMobile notes that because the patent “was filed way back in July last year… the Galaxy S5 could come with advanced gesture controls that go way beyond what is available on devices right now.” A diagram showing Samsung’s proposed smartphone head gesture controls follows below.
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