The Google is testing out a headset, and whose controls are on the proper wire of your accessory. Featured in a blog post from the company last Friday (the 15th), the board has the pressure sensor in the a cable, referred to as “I/O braid”, if you want to pause the music or adjust the volume of the cell. There is no release date for the gadget.
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The technology is capable of tracking the mobile phone through the wire to the earpiece in the ear without the need for keys. The commands are then carried out by means of gestures. That is, the user only needs to push a time up the cape if you want to pause the audio, or press it twice to skip to the next song, for example.
The innovation also allows you to adjust the volume on the phone through the cable. For this reason, it is only to hold the wire with your thumb and then drag the bookmark up or down.
This is made possible thanks to a thread smart-fabric technology, known as a helical sensing matrix (“the matrix of the detection coil”, in free translation). In this way, the user’s touch may be detected in any part of the cable.
The features of the wireless intelligent to go beyond the use of headphones. According to Google, the technology can be applied also to the speakers and even on your clothes.
The accuracy of the sensor is about 94% according to tests carried out by the company 12. “This result is very encouraging, especially as a result of the expressiveness allowed by the array of sensors, a lower resolution (three-electrode),” he said.
There’s no release date yet, a headphone, or gadget that you use with the smart cable.
With that information, Google’s AI Blog, The Verge, and CNET