Current use cases
When you're typing, you're placing your hands before you. And, there is no big difference, if your hands are lean on table or not, your muscles and joints have tensions beginning from shoulders. But, if you'll turn hands to each other, practically all the tensions disappear. Like a person giving a prayer, you get the most comfortable and calm position for your hands. And, you still able to lean hands on the table periodically.
And, you're not tied to the distance to your physical keyboard, to the laptop screen, or to the tablet screen, etc. It means you can avoid most of tensions, and therefore avoid aches and strains in your back and neck. You can sit or stay (and even change your position slightly), or be in any other position, most comfortable for you. Forget of awkward positions, work comfortably, with no harm to your health.
And, the bigger distance to your device significantly reduces its heating effect and electromagnetic radiation, so it lowers the possible risks for your health as well. Be healthy!
If you don't have a big monitor, but some tablet or smartphone, you can type freely regardless of the size of the screen. The planned support is for screen sizes from 800 per 480 pixels. You don't need to touch the keys, trying to touch the needed one correctly. You just need to see them.
As for touchscreens, the owners of tablets and smartphones know, how greasy the screen can be, with lots of fingermarks on it. Now you'll not waste the screen with your fingermarks anymore, the screen can practically be as clear as the screen of your usual non-touchscreen monitor.
In any touchscreen related case, you obstruct the screen by hand or finger when you touch it. Now you can avoid it, and even our virtual keyboard can be set to the necessary level of transparency. Look at the full (whole) screen with no periodical obstructing!
And, you don't need to divide your attention between the physical keyboard and the screen. You look at and focus on the screen only.
Do you wash dishes, work in the garden, do some housework, or just smeared your hands with cream? If your hands are greasy, dirty, or wet – it is difficult to work with usual keyboard or mouse, since it'll become greasy, dirty or wet too. But, there are no such problems with AirySense virtual keyboard and mouse, use them without restrictions! By the way, if you're the technician, and doing any dirty work in gloves, you don't need to take them off.
You don't need to have any flat surface for your typing anymore. For example, even if you use the silicon keyboard, you still have troubles with typing, if it's just laid on your lap. As for the usual mouse, the situation is the same, you should move the mouse on your leg, for example. But now you can comfortably sit anywhere, and just put your computer, tablet or smartphone in front of you. So type and click as much as you need!
The free space of your table can be used more effectively. For example, usually, if you want to type something from the paper or book, you need to place it somewhere near you, and to divide your attention not just between your keyboard and monitor, but between your keyboard, monitor, and the paper. And of course it's not so comfortable. Now you can put some texts, which you want to type in the computer, right in front of you, in place of your physical keyboard. So, it's simple and effective, to use this free space for documents, to write down some thoughts, and to set your lunch there and eat comfortably. Forget of spilling your coffee on the keyboard, forget of regular cleaning of mouse bottom!
In the car, on the bus, on the train, or in the aircraft you can use AirySense comfortably, by putting the laptop, tablet or smartphone in front of you, and keeping the freedom of motions for your legs. And, you'll not suffer from the heat or electromagnetic fields of the electronic device, and the device will not suffer from any extra vibration or shock, caused by possible angulous movements.
Future use cases
The security is very important, and AirySense adds the significant value to the security. For example, the virtual keyboard is considered as less vulnerable for any kind of observer, than the usual, physical keyboard. As for AirySense, it doesn't even need to touch the screen. The screen can be shored, and the view angle can be much smaller, just for the eyes of related person, who stays in front of ATM or any other controlling device, which is needed to input the password. So, the hands in front of camera and the screen with virtual keyboard can be completely separated, and the screen can be secured from observers much better. The usage of IR camera will improve the recognition rate significantly.
It's just one of examples of security-related usage. For example, any password-protected areas (building / safe / vehicle / elevator doors, entrances, etc.) can effectively utilize our patent pending technology. The other way of usage is the distant control of robots or machines in case of radio interference and/or work in isolated, hazardous environment (through the protective glass).
As for the cars specially (and any other attention critical use cases), the recognition of fingers moves and bendings can add the value to the comfort and safety. For example, driver puts the hand to some exact position, on the transmission gear lever. And the camera (usual or IR) is directed to that place, to the fingers. The keyboard can be different, i.e. it can be the menu elements, as on the touchscreen. But, now the driver doesn't need to look there, doesn't need to divide his attention between the road and anything else. Driver can look forward, at the road, and get the projection of all screens to the windshield.
The same patent pending technology can be utilized in any other attention critical activity (vehicles / ships / trains / aricrafts / spacecrafts / machines / robots, etc.).
Such an activity of hands and fingers especially, has the serious influence on the development of intellect, since it's the effective manual dexterity exercise. The kinesthetic sense unites with visual perception much better, unlike with usual keyboard and mouse, and, the exercise doesn't take the special time, it's just combined with user's typing and clicking activity.
And, the application algorithm can work with "inverted" images of hands and fingers (for example, from glasses' camera, and by using of other similar devices, looking at hands and fingers from inside). Typing and mousing in glasses will be extremely secure, since others will not even see any keyboard or screen, and will not hear anything. The version for glasses with camera will be finished soon, in the beginning of 2017.
We're working on the new, original keyboard layout to achieve the best fit for our new AirySense keyboard, to make AiryTyper as fast and comfortable, as possible. The new, natural positions of hands without tensions give us such a possibility.
And, of course we plan to support all existing keyboard layouts, it's just a question of changes in internal application settings.
We work on AirySense version for Mac. It'll be available in the beginning of 2016. And, possibly, the version for glasses (Google glasses, etc.) will be ready in the first quarter of 2017.
In general, we work on the further improving of accuracy, decreasing of necessary metric intervals for pressings.
And, of course we prepare the adaptation of our technology for different applicable areas (vehicles / ships / trains / aricrafts / spacecrafts / machines / robots, etc.).
As for the side applications, we plan to make the color music show for the fingers movement, we call it "finger dance". Fingers will be able to produce sounds and chords. The same as the AirySense keyboard, it'll be helping to develop the intellect, since it's the effective manual dexterity exercise. And it'll be helpful for the children development especially.
And, we announce the creation of simple game having viral interest, as we believe, named "TapyPlop". We hope it'll be interesting for people of all ages, with the special version for children, for their fun and development. Its release is planned on the first quarter of 2017.