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Project Soli: Google’s Latest Masterpiece

Google defines innovation. I personally can’t think of a more ground breaking company. Well, maybe Tesla, but that’s besides the point.

What is Google’s Project Soli?

Google has introduced one of it’s latest projects as Project Soli. Project Soli is using radar to enable new types of touchless interactions. One where the human hand becomes a natural, intuitive interface for our devices. Google claims that the Soli sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale, and can be used inside even small wearable devices.

The Soli’s usability may go a little something like this:

Project Soli is that wearable, but it’s not the wearable you might think it is. It’s not a watch; it’s you.

Google ATAP knows your hand is the best method you have for interaction with devices, but not everything is a device. Project Soli wants to make your hands and fingers the only user interface you’ll ever need.

Google and Project Soli also plan to release a dev kit to allow developers to create new interactions and applications. I am a developer myself, and I would love the opportunity to tinker with this new technology. Speaking of new technology to tinker with, have you heard of the Oculus Rift? It’s a virtual reality emulator that was recently purchased by Facebook for a lot of money. That’s another conversation for another time, but if you want to learn more about it, click here.

Anyways, keep an eye out for the Soli. If it’s as revolutionary as I think it’s going to be, it will likely be in lots of devices you use daily in the not so distant future. I also suggest you watch the video below to better understand what the Soli is all about. Enjoy!

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