Since Soli’s radar sensors can detect gestures up to 15 meters away, the technology can also be used in the connected home, as seen in the video below. Showing off a prototype speaker made with partner Harman, which owns the JBL speaker brand, Google demonstrated skipping tracks using the virtual dial and turning the speaker off by waving a hand quickly.

Still, that doesn’t mean the touch screen is going anywhere. “What it does it offers a third dimension of interaction, which complements and enhances our interaction with touch screen and voice input,” said Poupyrev.

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