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Cell Phones that Bust a Move

Motion-sensing technology, meet the cell phone.

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This story appears in the November 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Motion-sensing hit the mainstream with 's Wii gaming system, and now are getting in on the action. Motion-sensing devices that use accelerometers aren't new, but integrating them into cell phones has been slow going. Video gesture control technology pioneer GestureTek is taking a different tack with its EyeMobile gesture recognition technology. It's essentially a software upgrade that uses a phone's camera to detect motion. That motion is translated into joystick-like functionality, menu scrolling and shuffling actions. The ubiquity of camera phones gives GestureTek's approach a leg up on hardware-based motion sensors.

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