Gesture recognition is a type of human and computer interaction which utilises gestures and motion as commands. In the field of human and computer interaction, this technology is often overlooked. The fact that the purpose of gesture control has limited applications, and with barriers to adoption, it is no surprise that in most devices, this technology often serves only as a support to other methods of interaction such as touch-based and speech recognition.
At the same time, app-based driving services like UBER and OLA cabs have emerged as a popular app-based service system heavily reliant on smartphone use while driving, which has safety and legality ramifications. The presence of passengers also creates a challenge when using voice control, in which drivers then resort to manual methods of smartphone interaction. As the current modes of engagement have been proven to be distracting, a new way of driver smartphone interaction is needed which is safer, more effective, and does not involve breaking the driving laws.
Pairing the two together, Wayve is an honours project aims to explore new opportunities for gesture control technology, making it more applicable to people’s daily life, through the field of app-based driving and delivery services. Whilst making the process of interacting with these services safer and more efficient through gesture control.