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Smartphones to feature vision-based gesture recognition

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ABI Research has estimated shipments of 600 million smartphones with vision-based gesture recognition in 2017. Gestures embedded in human communication and hand movement has been an integral part of a converzation. With that, gesture recognition technology introduces a different facet in people interactions with machines, devices or computers.

"Gesture recognition is a very exciting prospect, particularly for smartphones and tablets," said ABI Research senior analyst Josh Flood. "These devices are already heavily entrenched into peoples' lives and another communication interface is always very welcome."

Another part of the report tackles the sellability of such products as it expounds on markets for gesture recognition sensors in smartphones, tablets, portable media players, portable game players and game consoles.

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