Forget about voice and touch controls: Google’s Next wireless earbuds and smartwatches Could Adapt Skin Control, meaning it can be controlled using just your skin.
Google’s Next True Wireless Earbuds Could Adapt Skin Control
Just as stated by a recently awarded patent that was spotted by LetsGoDigital, which stated that Google is working on a skin interface for a range of different wearable devices – and it includes some that look more like its pixel buds and its pixel Watch.
More like how you would be able to swipe up and down on some true earbuds that would aid in controlling the volume or tap on them in other to play/Pause your music. This new patent talks about how similar gestures would get applied to the skin close to your ears.
Similarly, instead of just swiping on your smartwatch display users are expected to instead control what they see just by swiping on their arm, wrist, and back of their hand.
Just as stated by the patent, the device is expected to achieve this via multiple sensors that can pick up nearby movements and then translate them right into recognizable controls.
To Add, Google has added machine learning technology that can distinguish these purposeful motions with movements that are regular – so you are not expected to worry about shutting down your wireless earbuds when you want to have your launch or to scratch that annoying itch.
New and Improved Touch Controls
If this tech would work a lot more effectively, then skin gestures would actually offer some significant damages over traditional touch controls that a lot of earbuds are already making use of.
To begin with, skin gestures would actually offer users space for them to draw. Not only would this make things a lot easier to input preexisting gestures, but the space actually would allow Google to work on new and more elaborate controls in other to improve the functionality of its wireless devices.
By taking out what you need to touch your earbuds you are a little bit likely to move them out of place or just comfortably push them far into your ear canals. Achieving a strong Seal can work on the audio performance of in-ear headphones, so making use of these controls actually could make the listening experience a lot more consistent.
Also, it would help keep your devices clean. If you do not like to smudge your smartwatch screen in other to make use of skin gestures would actually take out the annoyance.
With that stated, we would have to wait and see what Google would be doing next. Just as stated with all patents, there’s no guarantee that we would actually see a device make use of the gestures until the brand officially unveils one.