Engineers Develop “World’s Smallest LiDAR Device”

Two ex-Samsung engineers from tech company CoreDAR have designed a tiny LiDAR device called Glamos that can turn any screen into an interactive, but touchless, touchscreen.

Measuring at just 1.5 inches, the pocket-sized Glamos has been billed by its creators as the “world’s smallest LiDAR device” with the least power consumption.

The motion sensor employs LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology, typically used by autonomous vehicles to detect obstacles, to create an additional, virtual touchscreen in place of the one on the user’s own device anywhere they desire.

Compatible with phones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers and smart televisions, Glamos automatically scales the size of the device it is connected to.

Once connected to a device, ordinary screens are able to identify and respond to gestures made in the air, without the user having to physically touch the screen.

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