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Virtual, invisible keyboards for phones

January 8, 2020.


SelfieType. © Samsung.

SelfieType is a virtual keyboard developed by Samsung’s C-Lab that uses your phone’s front camera in tandem with AI to analyze the movement of your fingers as you type on an imaginary keyboard, and convert the information into QWERTY keyboard entries. The system requires no further hardware, and is perfectly suited for various mobile devices such as telephones, tablets and laptops. We had already seen virtual keyboards that used laser technology, but they weren’t terribly successful given that they weren’t reliable at high speeds. The SelfieType is different since it is based on the movement of your knuckles and not on the spot your fingertips land on. Samsung hasn’t said whether the technology would come to your telephone any time soon.

YouTube, “SelfieType.”

Cnet, Daniel Van Boom, Andrew Hoyle, “Samsung’s SelfieType creates a magic, invisible keyboard for your phone.”