As an award-winning electronics design company, LX Group
are always looking toward the future. LX Group looks at the rapidly changing technology over the last ten years and asks the public: Will future electronics read your mind?
LX Group further breaks up the major technological advancements in the last decade, exploring the various possibilities.
Electronic Interface Revolution
The processing power of field of computing and electronics no longer offers great innovation just by gaining a little speed and computing ability. Users are already at a point where they don’t know what to do with the power they have at their fingertips. What is needed is a new direction that will offer greater utilisation of the power available today.
Evolution of electronic and computer interfaces
An interface is anything that allows a user to interact with a tool. The next step in the evolution of electronic and computer Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) are tools that do not require direct input from the user but rather sense a user’s actions and translate that into commands.
Smart, 'Hidden' Interface Sensors
Such interface sensors - like the ones used by smartphones - makes many features of electronic devices possible.
More Manufacturing Power
There are two reasons why innovations in hidden interfaces continue to grow rapidly. Firstly, electronics manufacturers have reached a point where electronic processing power exceeds the device’s other capabilities.
Secondly, users simply can’t get enough. Devices can’t simply be faster and more powerful; they have to do more and do things never before done. Since it’s consumers that drive sales and thus product development, this will be the focus.
This is another area where interface sensors will help electronic functionality. A new class of interface sensors can quickly determine when the device is about to be used and power it up without the user’s input. This will make the devices both quicker to power on when needed and power down when they are not.
Sensors also work well in controlling displays. Light sensors easily adjust screen brightness according to ambient light and glare. This makes it easier to view a display and also plays a pivotal role in battery conservation by automatically dimming power-hungry displays when extreme brightness isn’t needed.
In the next few years, users can certainly expect to see an array of new interface sensors in their electronic devices, as well as novel uses for devices such as cameras that are already pervasive.
LX Group foresees a wide array of gyroscopes, light sensors, infrared beams, motion-detecting and recognising cameras and many other components that will allow the next generations of electronics to offer a user experience unlike anything we currently know.