The Canesta system invisibly illuminates you up to 10 feet away from a slight angle, and then a camera and software interprets your gestures.
Falling asleep while watching TV? Just raise your hands and making a clapping motion and it will shut off the TV. Want to change the channel or operate a menu? Just make a circular motion with your hand to the right or to the left.
With a simple wave of your hand, you can replace a half dozen remotes, and instead use on-screen menus that understand your gestures.
The Canesta technology was demonstrated in the Hitachi booth at CES 2009, one of the first adopters of this technology. With a rapid movement of your hand, you can turn on a Hitachi TV, then control volume or change channels.
This technology takes the Wii experience to the next level, using the human body to control rather than using a motion-sensing remote. Next step, air guitar, like Guitar Hero, but played the traditional way.
For more info on Canesta chips and technologies, visit www.canesta.com.