Samsung SelfieType is an invisible keyboard designed for smartphones

At CES 2020, Samsung gave young companies the opportunity to showcase their technologies. A start-up linked to Samsung’s C-Lab program presents virtual keyboard technology at the CES in Las Vegas.

“SelfieType” is part of the Korean manufacturer’s C-Lab start-up incubation project and promises to enlarge the typing surface of keyboards on our smartphones, tablets, and other laptops. Samsung’s SelfieType will use artificial intelligence combined with the mobile’s camera for image recognition, and we can use it on any flat surface, such as a table, the plane’s seat tray or the kitchen countertop, among many other options.

Using the front camera of the device and artificial intelligence, it analyzes the finger movements and converts them into QWERTY keyboard inputs.

It converts any flat surface, such as a table, the plane's seat tray or the kitchen countertop into QWERTY keyboard.
It converts any flat surface, such as a table, the plane’s seat tray or the kitchen countertop into QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung has released a short video presentation of SelfieType, in which things are certainly embellished compared to reality. If it turns out that the technology works in reality as well, this could be the step forward in the willingness of manufacturers to make us work on our smartphones and tablets.

Since the SelfieType does not even project an image of the keys, it must be particularly difficult to locate when typing. The advantage of the technology, however, remains in its software-only aspect, no need here to bother with an additional device. Some may find a good ally in SelfieType for their occasional trips.

Currently, Samsung SelfieType is in the development and testing phase in the company’s C-Lab. As clean as it sounds, even if it works, it doesn’t seem to completely replace the need for a physical keyboard or even a touchscreen keyboard.

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