Multi Layer Interaction for Mobile Devices

We're only at the beginning of the mobile revolution - what's next may surprise you.

Elliptic Labs, a provider of "ultrasonic touchless gesturing" for consumer electronic devices, announced "multi layer interaction" which enables mobile devices to display different content depending on the location and distance a user's hand is from a device. Mind...blown - see a video demonstration over at

The capability will enable manufacturers to build mobile devices that offer a more intuitive navigation experience and quicker interactions according to Elliptic Labs. The gesture recognition technology enables the entire zone above and around a mobile device to become interactive and responsive to the smallest gesture - even when the main application processor is sleeping. The active area is 180 degrees around the device.

"The new Multi Layer Interaction brings users the latest advance in intuitive device interactions. Without touching the device, as your hand moves towards your phone for example, the screen lights up and information is displayed. As you continue to move your hand closer, different information is revealed. It's all about improving the user experience and by presenting easier ways to interact with mobile devices," said Elliptic Labs CEO Laila Danielsen. "Our new Multi Layer Interaction makes it faster to work with applications you use repeatedly during the day, such as checking messages, playing games, navigating maps, interacting with social media, and watching videos."