SelfieType is a new software that will use your phone, laptop, or tablet camera to create a virtual keyboard that tracks your movement. SelfieType is a product of Samsung‘s C-Lab, a special incubation program that supports creative developers at Samsung and emerging startups in South Korea. Samsung had demonstrated SelfieType and dozens more new products during CES 2020, the annual tech festival held in Las Vegas.
Samsung has offered a look a few upcoming projects from its incubation program C-Lab, including an AI software that helps you create a virtual keyboard on an empty surface. The Verge shared a video of SelfieType in action.
SelfieType uses the front-facing camera on a smartphone, tablet or laptop to track the movements of your fingers and transfer them into the standard QWERTY keyboard layout. The SelfieType software won’t require any additional equipment and if it’s consistent enough, SelfieType could be a solid alternative to carrying around a full laptop or portable keyboard when working on the go.
Samsung is offering live demonstrations of SelfieType and tons of other upcoming products during CES, the annual festival where tech companies show off their latest gadgets and innovations.SelfieType is one of nine C-Lab projects Samsung showed off during CES, Samsung says that 40 C-Lab projects have gone on to become independent start-ups.
CLAB is a Corporate Startup Incubation Program where the inventiveness of Samsung Electronics and Startups meets, and synergy is created. In October 2018, the company expanded its existing In-house venture Program (C.LAB) and Mobile Startup Incubation Program to all Samsung Electronics’ business areas and rebranded it as C.LAB Outside. Samsung Clab hosts the optimal environment for Startups to focus on their businesses, and to help them grow and create new value with Samsung Electronics.