When technology is accessible to all… that’s

Everyday Genius 

Control your home with just a wave of your hand

Name: Jhe-Wei
Project: HandTie
Location: National Taiwan University, Taipei
Technology used: MediaTek Aster MT2502 chip

Geniuses the world over are working every day to make using a computer more ergonomic, more intuitive and more fun. There’s been a recent breakthrough. Four students at National Taiwan University have made the gesture control technology envisaged in sci-fi movies a reality. Their HandTie innovation isn’t just fun – it could make all of us much more productive.

How does the technology work?

The HandTie wristband has gesture detectors, meaning that wearers can use intuitive gestures to control smart devices around their home or in their offices. They just wave to open an app, point to play a video, or swipe to read a page. The technology is powered by MediaTek’s Aster MT2502 chip.

Why is it so important to so many?

Bringing a taste of a sci-fi future longed for by Hollywood into every home is a dream for the techy. But we’ll all benefit now that it’s a reality: children can learn faster, grown-ups can work quicker and better – and all in a way with no aches and pains. We’ll be fitter as a result.