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Now You Can Control Your Android with Just a Wave of the Hand

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 23, 2012

Say your hands are full of pizza dough and you want to switch songs on your Android. What do you do? Smear your beautiful Android's AMOLED display with your doughy fingers? If you've downloaded the Wave Control app for Android, a simple wave will accomplish the task.

Wave Control works by using the front-facing camera on your Android to track your hand movements. One wave across the screen skips a song forward, two skips back to the previous song and three will pause or resume the song. The app runs in the background so it can keep an eye on the sensor for any waving movements and is compatible with just about any media player that has control buttons. 

We first brought you the concept of wave control when Pantech released a teaser video for a phone called the Vega LTE. While that phone is only available in South Korea, the upcoming Sony Xperia Sola will have similar functions and is expected to be released sometime this summer. No phone on the market currently has integrated touchless controls, but the Wave Control app is a good subsitute for now. 

Source: Google Play

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • lol, I've been playing around with it and it's fun but what it reeeeeeeeeeeeeally needs is the ability to swipe to answer calls! I would say download it if you're a cook and you like listening to your Android while you're baking messy things.

  • sounds awesome! but how well does it preform? if i have to sit there waving my hands for hours before it picks me up then it is more cumbersome than helpfull.havent tried it yet, just saying i hope its good :)

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