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Gesture control. Not sure about this one.
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Post 1 made on Friday November 29, 2019 at 12:07
sirroundsound
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https://www.magicho.com/

Could be interesting, but if the app operates in the background, how would you prevent actions from happening?

In some households lights, shades and TV would all be going on and off while dad is just talking to you (waving arms frantically while trying to get a point across)

I'm putting a sweater on, lights go to half while I push my arm through the sleeve, do they go off when I put my arm down?

My wife put her arms up to get into her dress and the shades went up.

And if the app does not work in the background, then you have to access it every time you want to do something simple.

At least with voice, a simple "hey google" or "Alexa" then the command would just become part of the routine.
Post 2 made on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 10:54
buzz
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Unless the App is constantly running in the background, how does it track your current location and orientation? Also, there is a certain amount of drift associated with dead reckoning. Must one occasionally go to a benchmark location and indicate such to the controller device(s).

I notice that the demo operator is always moving the device in a plane prior applying a rotation in order to execute a command. What happens if I'm carrying something (such as a drink or a kid) that discourages such deliberate action?

I hope that the location scheme does not attempt to use the WiFi signal in any way because many of our systems incorporate multiple access points. However, the WiFi signal might be useful to distinguish the pool house from the main house. And, GPS could be used to detect re-location from the summer house to the main house.

Last edited by buzz on November 30, 2019 16:31.
Post 3 made on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 16:16
Anthony
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On November 29, 2019 at 12:07, sirroundsound said...
https://www.magicho.com/

Could be interesting, but if the app operates in the background, how would you prevent actions from happening?

In some households lights, shades and TV would all be going on and off while dad is just talking to you (waving arms frantically while trying to get a point across)

I'm putting a sweater on, lights go to half while I push my arm through the sleeve, do they go off when I put my arm down?

My wife put her arms up to get into her dress and the shades went up.

And if the app does not work in the background, then you have to access it every time you want to do something simple.

At least with voice, a simple "hey google" or "Alexa" then the command would just become part of the routine.

Man that looks annoying.

If we are talking watch what you say might be an issue. But if you use the phone. Hopefully you are smart enough to leave it down for a second while waving your arms
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