If the remote didn’t make you lazy enough, Australian scientists have created a system that you can gesture at that you can control regular TVs with. In big brother style, a box will sit on top of your television that has a camera that watches you.
Dr Premaratne, of the University of Wollongong, said the device is designed to sit on a shelf or table which has a clear line of sight to the television and the owner.
Its software recognises simple, deliberate hand gestures and then sends the appropriate signal to a universal remote control, designed to work with most makes of television, video recorder, DVD player, hi-fi and digital set-top box.
In tests, published in the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Computer Vision Research Journal, a prototype worked in all kinds of lighting, and at a range of distances.
Can you imagine how screwy a TV would act when you get all riled up watching sports?