Google Soli

Date: October 24, 2017
Category Case Study
Topic User Interaction

Google soli is a research project using a miniature radar to detect a user’s hand motions. The sensor allows a user to interact with virtual tools, such as buttons, dials and sliders. Further, by creating gestures where the user’s fingers interact with each other, (moving your thumb across the plane of your forefinger) Soli offers a natural haptic feedback.

“Without the constraints of physical controls, these virtual tools can take on the fluidity and precision of our natural human hand motion.”

As I continue to look into the future of objects I will keep Soli in the back of my mind. I am inspired by the idea of small physical interactions influencing larger digital actions.