This gesture recognition stuff is starting to go too far. We’ve already seen the implementation of motion sensing in the Nintendo Wii, but now Samsung is getting you to wave your hands around with a new cell phone as well. The difference is that you aren’t waving the phone around.
Instead, the patent makes use of the camera integrated into the handset and then it reads the motions of your hands, translating those gestures into commands. The commands appear to be similar to what you’d do with a computer mouse, including the ability to left and right click. The camera tracks the movement of your hand and then the phone responds accordingly.
Bear in mind that this is “just” a patent, so there’s no saying whether Samsung will follow through with actually creating a phone that does this. I personally can’t see how useful it could be.