Instead of entering the key in the lock to open the door, the homeowner just make a repetition of hand gestures in front of the door to get into the house. This is the result of the technology created by Yaoi-pin Tsai and his team.
"In the future, you no longer have to worry about losing or forgetting to put the key," said Tsai.
Further described by Tsai Yao-pin who teaches at the Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan, his team put on a chip commonly used in video game console Wii as its core technology. This chip is capable of detecting 3-dimensional movement.
In addition to replacing the traditional key functions, Tsai made the technology can also be used to lighten the homework. He claimed could be used to turn on and off home appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, and others.
Invisible key is finally making Tsai and his team won the gold medal in the event the 2011 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart. The event was held on October 29 to October 2 last.
Quoted from AFP on Monday (03/09/2011), Tsai anticipate it will take for half a year to commercialize his invention. Perusahaannpun Some have reportedly been interested to work on the 'invisible lock' it.