Before the opening of CES 2020, Samsung suddenly launched an advertisement for its new keyboard technology called Selfie Type, which frees the user from the traditional physical keyboard and uses the fingers of I type on the plane to input data.
Selfie Type is made by C-Lab, a division that specializes in researching and inventing strange ideas from Samsung.
The idea of escaping the traditional keyboard has existed a few years ago, but when we mention it, we still imagine it is a device that illuminates a laser table on the table for users to locate and input data. As for Samsung, their idea has taken it to the next level, using the selfie camera – something that is definitely available on smartphones today – to read finger movements and from which output lines are input. screen.
Selfie Type raises questions about feasibility and accuracy, and the writer himself is skeptical of the technology itself. And finally, when CES 2020 officially opened, Selfie Type was first launched more widely, for the visitors themselves to see firsthand and understand how the mechanism works.
Visit the C-Lab booth at Eureka Park, a large group of people standing curiously looking at a guy typing a Selfie Type.
This is a foreign correspondent who is asking for a try and shoot a video. The hand he typed seemed a bit slow, not definitive, but that was understandable since the keys didn’t appear on the table at all and meant he had to remember the order of each key.
The writer, after waiting, proactively asked the C-Lab for the test, but the representative of this group asked permission to refuse with the reason that this application wants to work well, it must configure the identification with the hands of the user. use, and take some time to “learn”. This means they may have spent a lot of time configuring the other reporter and if continuing to reconfigure with us it will be very time consuming, resetting all to be able to work correctly.
Selfie camera image combines with AI to continuously track the movement of the finger to detect the characters the user is typing.
Close-up of how the Selfie Type works.
However, through what the writer witnessed firsthand, even for the person who just started practicing typing like the other reporter, it is clear that Selfie Type works quite well and Samsung does not lie in its ads. Anyway, we can hope that in the near future this technology will be officially released and at that time will have its own experience.