Now to control music on the phone, there will be no need to repeatedly voice commands or touch the phone. Google has designed a smart cable. This is an excellent combination of textiles and technology, so that in the future, electronic devices can be given command by normal cord or cable. The company claims that it is equipped with smart cable machine learning technology, with the help of which it understands the gesture commands given by the user. The company said that music control can be done by giving it commands in 6 ways by tapping, jerking, jerking and squeezing.
Google said in a blog post –
as cords can be made to detect basic touch gestures through capacitive sensing, we have designed a helical sensing matrix (HSM), which creates large gesture space. . “HSM is a braid with electrically insulated conductive textile yarn (yarn or wire) and passive support yarn. Where conductive yarns in opposite directions take the role of transmit and receive electrodes to enable mutual capacitive sensing. Capacitive couplings at their intersections are modified by the user’s fingers, and these interactions can be felt anywhere on the cord as the bradid pattern repeats along the length. “
Works with an accuracy of 94 percent The
company says the results of the experiment so far have been encouraging. It identified gestures in I / O brads with an accuracy of about 94 percent. It also stated that the rotation of e-textiles is “faster than existing headphone button controls” and “comparable to a surface touch”. In the future, this technology may be used in many ways such as connecting touch and gesture control to a headphone cable, hoodie drawstring, or smart speaker cable.
Regarding the future of technology, the tech giant said, “We look forward to advancing the textile user interface and promoting the use of microinteracts for wearable interfaces and smart fabrics in the future, where eye-free access and casual, Compact and beneficial input is beneficial. “