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Apple Watch Used to Pilot Drones and Manipulate Light [Video]

Apple Watch Used to Pilot Drones and Manipulate Light [Video]

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Taiwanese researchers at PVD+ have written an algorithm for remotely controlling a drone using the Apple Watch, reports Reuters.

PVD+, founded in 2013 and led by Mark Ven, a civil engineering PHD student at the National Chung Hsing University along with a professor there, Yang Ming-der, and three other group members, calls the software Dong coding. After 18 months of research and application, the PVD+ team now say they can install the algorithm on any device and give it the ability to control directions.

Ven demonstrated how his hand could fly a Parrot AR Drone 3.0 with the Apple Watch detecting his gestures and sending signals to the drone.

"Previously we've needed complicated controls to fly drones, but now we can use a wearable device, and through human behavior and gestures directly interact with them - using a hand to control and fly drones directly," he told Reuters. "We can also control a ball, like that in Star Wars' BB-8 droid, using a wearable device as well."

Ven and his team also demonstrated controlling lighting using Apple Watch for gesture detection.

"When I clap twice the light turns on, as it detects that I'm clapping. When I write an English 'R' in the air the red light turns on, and when I write an English 'Y' the yellow light turns on. Lastly, when I clap twice the light turns off," Ven said. "During this process we are communicating and interacting on the Human Computer Interface by using the internet of things, and the wearable device."

Take a look at the video below to see the technology in action...

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ar kr - November 21, 2017 at 9:55am
have the most fun
Roni - March 16, 2016 at 2:51pm
I was always wondering if that watch is really useful or indeed so-called garbage. My friends from Cheap Essay service said it was pretty cool.
PHUKAI - January 2, 2016 at 3:58am
Didn't take that long to make yet another advantage of what the Apple Watch (aka so-called garbage) can really do.