The inspiration for this technology originated with a Russian invention from 1919, yes, nearly 100 years ago. In 1919, a Russian named Leon Theremin (aka Lev Terman) invented the termenvox (aka theremin), an electronic musical instrument built around two antennas which allows users to play music by hovering their hands above the instrument without having to touch it.
STMicroelectronics' clients include Samsung, Apple, Nokia and Blackberry.
I do wonder how practical and accurate this technology will be.
- "STMicro Lures Samsung With Hover Screen Amid Venture Exit", Bloomberg, February 27, 2013.
- "How an Old Russian Invention Inspired STMicro’s Hover Screen", Bloomberg, Febrauary 27, 2013.
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