Everybody has been talking today about the new feature to be presented by Google. It is called Gmail Motion and it allows users to perform standard email commands with simple gestures.
It performs actions in Gmail such as search, reply all and mark as unread based on your motions, instead of the click of a mouse. The advancement will allow users to feel more at one with their computers and have a more personal email experience.
How does it work?
The technology works with your computer’s webcam – most of which are built in to your computer nowadays. Google’s patented spatial tracking technology detects your movements and translates them into Gmail-specific commands.
How to use Gmail Motion safely
Safety precautions are very critical when it comes to using Gmail Motion. Just like any other physical activity, injuries are possible and the proper steps must be taken in order to avoid them. Making sure the area around you is clear is the first step. The technology may overwhelm you at times and cause you to make quick, jerky movements, which can result in injury.
It is also important to take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and stretch in between sessions, so you don’t strain yourself.
If this technology interests you, try taking a look at the Gmail Motion website, which profiles how-to videos and a printable Motion Guide that contains all of the possible gestures. If you are a business user who is wondering when you will be able to take advantage of this technology, have no fear – you will soon be seeing Google Docs Motion.
This technology is sure to excite people because it transforms the way we interact with our computers. If you are a little undecided about the new technology, you’re not alone. Many people think that this is a ridiculous move on Google’s part – and they’re right. This is just another one of Google’s yearly April Fools’ Day gags.
Happy April Fools’ Day!